Definition of douroucouli in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdo͝orəˈko͞olē/

noun (plural douroucoulis)

A large-eyed chiefly nocturnal monkey found in South America. Also called night monkey, owl monkey.
  • Genus Aotus, family Cebidae: two or more species.
Example sentences
  • Douroucouli form pair bonds and live in family groups of the mated pair with their immature offspring.


Mid 19th century: probably a South American Indian name.

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Syllabification: dou·rou·cou·li

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