Definition of uakari in English:


Line breaks: ua¦kari
Pronunciation: /wəˈkɑːri

noun (plural uakaris)

  • A short-tailed monkey with a long, coarse coat and a bare red, white, or black face, found in the Amazon rainforest.
    • Genus Cacajao, family Cebidae: two or three species
    More example sentences
    • On a research visit to German zoos, he glimpsed his first uakari and saki monkeys, species indigenous to Brazil.
    • The black uakari is predominantly quadrupedal - walking, running and leaping with great frequency.
    • The sakis, bearded sakis, and uakaris belong to the subfamily Pitheciinae and all have long shaggy hair.


mid 19th century: from Tupi.

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