Definition of potto in English:

potto

noun

  • A small, slow-moving nocturnal primate with a short tail, living in the tropical forests of Africa.

    • ‘He nominates the potto - a loris from western and central Africa - as an example.’
    • ‘Furthermore, Pottos have areas for blood storage in their hands and feet.’
    • ‘The other small primates like bush babies are pottos.’

Origin

Early 18th century: perhaps from Guinea dialect.

Pronunciation

potto

/ˈpɒtəʊ/