Definition of woolly spider monkey in English:

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woolly spider monkey


A large spider monkey with long thin limbs and tail, dense woolly fur, and a large protruding belly, native to the rainforests of southeastern Brazil.
  • Brachyteles arachnoides, family Cebidae.
Example sentences
  • My field work has involved observations of the dietary behavior of various species of howler monkeys, spider monkeys, capuchins and tamarins as well as woolly spider monkeys.
  • The pelage of the woolly spider monkey is short and dense, but their limbs are long and slender.
  • The woolly spider monkey, or muriqui, is the largest nonhuman primate living in the New World.

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Syllabification: wool·ly spi·der mon·key

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