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Definition of the noun tarsier

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noun - plural: tarsiers

  1. nocturnal arboreal primate of Indonesia and the Philippines having huge eyes and digits ending in pads to facilitate climbing; the only primate that spurns all plant material as food living entirely on insects and small vertebrates
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic word: primate = any placental mammal of the order Primates
    • more specific terms:
    • member of: genus Tarsius / Tarsius = type and sole genus of the family Tarsiidae
    • young animal: infant
    • female animal: doe
    • male animal: buck
    • collective noun: herd
    • collateral adjective: tarsiine

Alternative definition of the noun tarsier

noun

  1. An insectivorous primate of the Tarsiidae family, having very large eyes and long feet, native mainly to several islands of Southeast Asia.

Phrases with tarsier

  1. Diana Tarsier
  2. Pygmy Tarsier
  3. Tarsius Tarsier
  4. Western Tarsier
  5. Spectral Tarsier
  6. Philippine Tarsier

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Google previewBuffon's Natural history, corrected and enlarged by J. Wright. (To which are added Elements of botany). (1831)

by Georges Louis Le Clerc (comte de Buffon.)

THE TARSIER Is an animal remarkable for the length of its hind legs, which are longer than the rest of its whole body. The bones of the feet, and especially those which compose the upper part of the tarsus, are of an extraordinary size; and it is ...

Google previewThe System of Natural History (1800)

by Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon

The Tarsier is an animal remarkable for the length of its hind legs. The bones of the feet,

Google previewBuffon's Natural history of man, the globe, and of quadrupeds (1857)

by Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon

THE TARSIER Is an animal remarkable for the length of its hind legs, which are longer than the rest of its whole body The ...

Google previewAnimal Kingdom (1870)

by John George Wood

This peculiarity is more strongly developed in the hinder than in the The colour of the Tarsier is a greyish- brown, with slight olive tint washed over the body. A stripe of deeper colour surrounds the back of the head, and the face and forehead ...

Google previewRainforest Animals (2013)

An Amazing Fun Fact Picture Book by Mary Ann Rogers

ARSIER Tarsier The Tarsier is a uniquelooking primate with enormous eyes.

Google previewThe Geographical Distribution of Animals (2011)

With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas as Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface by Alfred Russel Wallace

The tarsier is a truly Malayan species, ...

Google previewThe Primate Visual System (2005)

A Comparative Approach by Jan Kremers

The tarsier is a particularly interesting, and confusing, case. Tarsiers are classed with Haplorrhini (the group that includes monkeys and apes, but not lemurs and bush babies), a separate branch from the New and Old World monkeys we have ...

Google previewThe national encyclopædia. Libr. ed (1879)

by National cyclopaedia

The tarsier is a gentle, inoffensive, nocturnal animal, which may be easily tamed, when it exhibits both intelligence and affection to those ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia: Sweetfish - tree snake (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

A Philippine tarsier on the alert. In relation to body size, tarsiers have the largest eyes of any mammal. As in the monkeys and apes, there is no reflective layer in the retina. Despite its sometimes violent and brutal image, the Tasmanian devil.

Google previewThe Eponym Dictionary of Mammals (2009)

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson

Raffles Raffles' Tarsier Tarsius bancanus Horsfield, 1821 [Alt. Horsfield's Tarsier, ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

Tarsier. Dasyurus . . Dasyure. Didelphis . . Sarigue. the feet } Pepinasa. - {balan . . Ofosum -. . . | 3 == s only Phalangista . . Phalanger. c Coescoes. # Perameles .

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

The tarsier is a small nocturnal lemur of slender form, with long hind legs, very long slender tail tufted at the end fingers and toes padded at the ends like a tree- frog's, an very large eyes. It is arboreal and insectivorous, and inhabits Borneo, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

tarsier, ( NL. Tarsius: see Tarsius.] The malmag, an animal of the genus Tarsius: so called from the singular structure of the foot. Two of the proximal tarsals, the calcaneum and the scaphoid, are lengthened into slender rods simulating ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

tarsier, < NL. Tar- sius: see Tarsius.] The malmag, an animal of the genus Tarsius: so called from the singular structure of the foot. Two of the proximal tarsals, the calcaneum and the scaphoid, are lengthened into slender rods simulating ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

tarsier, ( NL. Tarsius: see Tarsius.] The malmag, an animal of the genus Tarsius: so called from the singular structure of the foot. Two of the proximal tarsals, the calcaneum and the scaphoid, are lengthened into slender rods simulating ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chrisholm

TARSIER, the Anglicized form of the scientific name of a small and aberrant lemur-like animal, Torsius spectrum, inhabiting the Malay Peninsula and islands, and typifying a family. The name tarsier refers to the great elongation of two of the ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1905)

TARSIER (Tarslus spectrum). 7. SLOW LEMUR or COMMON LORIS (Nyctlcebus tardl- 4. INDRI (Indrls brevlcaudata). gradus).

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Scrabble value of T1A1R1S1I1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of TARSIER

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  • ARTSIER
  • ASTRIER
  • RIESTRA
  • TARRIES
  • TIERRAS

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