Definition of potto in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒtəʊ/

noun (plural pottos)

A small, slow-moving nocturnal primate with a short tail, living in the tropical forests of Africa.
  • Perodicticus potto, family Lorisidae, suborder Prosimii.
Example sentences
  • He nominates the potto - a loris from western and central Africa - as an example.
  • The other small primates like bush babies are pottos.
  • Furthermore, Pottos have areas for blood storage in their hands and feet.


Early 18th century: perhaps from Guinea dialect.

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