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kinkajou

  

      n  
1      (Also called)    honey bear, potto          an arboreal fruit-eating mammal, Potos flavus, of Central and South America, with a long prehensile tail: family Procyonidae (raccoons) order Carnivora (carnivores)  
2       another name for        potto              1  
     (C18: from French quincajou, from Algonquian; related to Ojibwa gwingwâage wolverine)  


potto         
      n   pl   , -tos  
1      (Also called)    kinkajou   a short-tailed prosimian primate, Perodicticus potto, having vertebral spines protruding through the skin in the neck region: family Lorisidae  
2    golden potto      another name for       angwantibo  
3       another name for       kinkajou       1  
     (C18: of West African origin; compare Wolof pata type of tail-less monkey)  
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