titi

titi1
/tee tee"/, n., pl. titis.
any of various small reddish or grayish monkeys of the genus Callicebus, of South America.
[1820-30, Amer.; < AmerSp]
titi2
/tee"tee, tuy"tuy/, n., pl. titis.
a shrub or small tree of the southern U.S., Cliftonia monophylla (black titi), having glossy leaves and elongated clusters of fragrant white flowers.
[1820-30; orig. uncert.]

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monkey
also spelled  teetee 

      any of about 20 species of small arboreal monkeys (monkey) that have long furred tails and are found in South American rainforests, especially along the Amazon (Amazon River) and other rivers. Titis have long, soft, glossy fur and rather flat, high faces set in small, round heads. Even the largest species weighs less than 2 kg (4.4 pounds), and they measure about 25–60 cm (10–24 inches) long, with a tail of about the same length. Titis may be dark brown, gray, reddish, or blackish, depending on the species, with lighter or differently coloured underparts, face, limbs, and tail. They live in monogamous, territorial groups and are active during the day. When resting together in trees, titis intertwine their tails, but the tail is used for balance while foraging for fruit, bird eggs, insects, and small vertebrates. Breeding is not seasonal. The single offspring clings to the male except when being fed. Titis are New World monkeys belonging to the family Pitheciidae, order Primates (primate).

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