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Any of various extinct prosimian primates of the family Adapidae, resembling lemurs and known from fossil remains of the Eocene period.
Designating a primate of the family Adapidae; of or relating to these primates.
Early 20th century. From post-classical Latin Adapis rabbit (1493 or earlier; adopted as a genus name by G. Cuvier 1822, in his Ossemens Fossiles (ed. 2) III. 265) + -id, after scientific Latin Adapidae, family name.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.