Definition of olinguito in English:
noun (plural olinguitos)
A small nocturnal tree-dwelling mammal living in cloud forests of Colombia and Ecuador. First described in 2013, it is the smallest member of the raccoon family.
Bassaricyon neblina, family Procyonidae
- A decade ago, Helgen and his team began the search for the olinguito and their journey took them to South America.
- The olinguito is mostly active at night, eats fruit as well as meat, rarely leaves the trees, and has one offspring at a time.
- At least one olinguito from Colombia was exhibited in several US zoos during the 1960s and 1970s, the researchers said.
early 21st century: diminutive of olingo.
Definition of olinguito in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia