sapajou

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  • A sajou, or sai with a prehensile tail; some species of <em>Ateles</em> or <em>Cebus</em>; especially, a spider-monkey or a capuchin. See cut under <internalXref urlencoded="spider-monkey">spider-monkey</internalXref>.
  • [<em>capitalized</em>] [NL. (Lacépède).] The genus of spider-monkeys: same as <internalXref urlencoded="Ateles">Ateles</internalXref>.
  • Any one of several species of South American monkeys of the genus Cebus, having long and prehensile tails. Some of the species are called also <stype>capuchins</stype>. The bonnet sapajou (<spn>C. subcristatus</spn>), the golden-handed sapajou (<spn>C. chrysopus</spn>), and the white-throated sapajou (<spn>C. hypoleucus</spn>) are well known species. See <xref urlencoded="capuchin">capuchin</xref>.
  • Any of several <xref>species</xref> of <xref>South American</xref> <xref>monkeys</xref> of the <xref>genus</xref> <xref>Cebus</xref>, with long <xref>prehensile</xref> <xref>tails</xref>.
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