douroucouli [doo r-uh-koo-lee] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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 night monkey, owl monkey. 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.

    The Western World

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • British Dictionary definitions for douroucouli douroucouli noun

    1. 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

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