douroucouli [doo r-uh-koo-lee] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a small, nocturnal South American monkey of the genus Aotus, having large, owllike eyes: in danger of extinction.
Also dou·ri·cou·li [doo r-i-koo-lee] /ˌdʊər ɪˈku li/. Origin of douroucouli From French; recorded by A. von Humboldt as the animal’s name in the language of a Río Negro tribe (S Venezuela)Also called, . Examples from the Web for douroucouli Historical Examples of douroucouli
These are Nyctipitheci, or night apes, which the Indians call ei-a, and are named also Douroucouli.
British Dictionary definitions for douroucouli douroucouli noun
- a nocturnal omnivorous New World monkey, Aotus trivirgatus, of Central and South America, with large eyes, thick fur, and a round head with pale and dark markings
Word Origin for douroucouli from a South American Indian name