noun an arboreal primate with a pointed snout and typically a long tail, found only in Madagascar. [Lemuridae and other families: several species.]
C18: mod. L., from L. lemures 'spirits of the dead' (from its spectre-like face).

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  • lemur — nocturnal Madagascar mammal, 1795, coined by Linnaeus, from L. lemures (pl.) spirits of the dead in Roman mythology. So called for its nocturnal habits and ghostly stares. Lemuria (1864) was the name given by P.L. Sclater to a hypothetical… …   Etymology dictionary

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