galago

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galago

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Scientific Latin Galago (as a genus name), probably from Wolof golo (monkey).

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galago (plural galagos or galagoes)

  1. Any of several species of small, nocturnal and arboreal African primates, of the genus Galago, with a catlike head and very large, translucent eyes. [from 19th c.]
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 146:
      From the trees comes the doleful cry of the black-faced dioch, and the weary rustle of galagos creeping back to their nests after a meticulous night's prowl.

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galago

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