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olingo

Syllabification: o·lin·go
Pronunciation: /ōˈliNGɡō
 
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Definition of olingo in English:

noun (plural olingos)

A small nocturnal mammal related to the kinkajou and the raccoon, living in tropical Central and South American rain forests.
  • Genus Bassaricyon, family Procyonidae: between one and five species
Example sentences
  • Within 10 million years of that event the procyonid group split into Old World procyondis represented today by the red panda and the New World procyonids (for example, raccoons, coatis, olingos, kinkajous).
  • Roland Kays, curator of mammals at New York State Museum in Albany, studied two nocturnal raccoon relatives, kinkajous and olingos, at STRI in Panama.

Origin

1920s: via American Spanish from Mayan.

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