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galago definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: agile long-tailed nocturnal African lemur with dense woolly fur and large eyes and ears [syn: galago, bushbaby, bush baby]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -gos) Etymology: New Latin, perhaps from Wolof golo monkey Date: 1840 bush baby

Britannica Concise

Any of six species of small, tree-dwelling primates (genus Galago) found in forests of sub-Saharan Africa. Galagos are gray, brown, or reddish or yellowish brown animals with large eyes and ears, long hind legs, soft woolly fur, and a long tail. They are active at night, feeding on fruits, insects, and small birds. Smaller forms, such as the bush baby, are particularly active and agile in the trees. On the ground, galagos sit upright and move by jumping with their hind legs. They range in length from 4.5-6 in. (11-16 cm), excluding the 7-8-in. (18-20-cm) tail, to 12-15 in. (30-37 cm), excluding the 16.5-18.5-in. (42-47-cm) tail.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -os) any small tree-climbing primate of the genus Galago, found in southern Africa, with large eyes and ears and a long tail. Also called bush-baby. Etymology: mod.L

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Galago Ga*la"go, n.; pl. Galagos. [Native name.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of African lemurs, including numerous species. Note: The grand galago (Galago crassicaudata) is about the size of a cat; the mouse galago (G. murinus)is about the size of a mouse.




 


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