Definition of saki in English:

saki

noun

  • A tropical American monkey with coarse fur and a long bushy non-prehensile tail.

    • ‘On a research visit to German zoos, he glimpsed his first uakari and saki monkeys, species indigenous to Brazil.’
    • ‘While still at university, although she had never camped in the wild or even traveled outside the United States, she received a small grant to study sakis, a small primate that lives in little-explored areas of Guyana.’
    • ‘A Fulbright scholar and former Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Mireya Mayor received her first grant to study the rare brown-bearded saki and white-faced saki in the unexplored areas of Guyana in South America when she was 23.’

Origin

Late 18th century: via French from Tupi saui.

Pronunciation:

saki

/ˈsɑːki/

Definition of Saki in English:

Saki

proper noun

  • (1870–1916), British short-story writer, born in Burma; pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro. His stories encompass the satiric, comic, macabre, and supernatural, and frequently depict animals as agents seeking revenge on humankind.

Pronunciation:

Saki

/ˈsɑːki/