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Meaning of KINKAJOU

Pronunciation:  'kingku`joo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a kind of lemur
  2. [n]  arboreal fruit-eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail
 

KINKAJOU is a 8 letter word that starts with K.

 

 Synonyms: honey bear, Perodicticus potto, Potos caudivolvulus, Potos flavus, potto
 
 See Also: genus Perodicticus, genus Potos, lemur, Perodicticus, Potos, procyonid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Kin"ka*jou`\, n. [F. kinkajou, quincajou, from the
native American name.] (Zo["o]l.)
A nocturnal carnivorous mammal ({Cercoleptes caudivolvulus})
of South America, about as large as a full-grown cat. It has
a prehensile tail and lives in trees. It is the only
representative of a distinct family ({Cercoleptid[ae]})
allied to the raccoons. Called also {potto}, and {honey
bear}.

 

 

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