Definition of spider monkey in English:

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spider monkey

Pronunciation: /ˈspīdər ˈməNGkē/


A South American monkey with very long limbs and a long prehensile tail.
  • Genus Ateles, family Cebidae: four species.
Example sentences
  • She looked to see a small and agile spider monkey with her banana.
  • Among tamarins and spider monkeys, all males are dichromats - they can't perceive reds or greens.
  • They included films about giant tarantulas, jaguars, spider monkeys, vampire bats and many other jungle creatures.

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Syllabification: spi·der mon·key

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