Marmoset

Mar"mo*set`

(mr"m*zt`; 277), n. [F. marmouset a grotesque figure, an ugly little boy, prob. fr. LL. marmoretum, fr. L. marmor marble. Perhaps confused with marmot. See Marble.] (Zol.) Any one of numerous species of small South American monkeys of the genera Hapale and Midas, family Hapalid. They have long soft fur, and a hairy, nonprehensile tail. They are often kept as pets. Called also squirrel monkey.
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