Definition of lemur noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈliːmə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈliːmər//
Wild mammals
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an animal like a monkey, with thick fur and a long tail, that lives in trees in Madagascar See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originlate 18th cent.: modern Latin, from Latin lemures (plural) ‘spirits of the dead’ (from its spectre-like face).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lemur