Definition of sportive lemur in English:

sportive lemur

noun

  • Any of various lemurs of the Madagascan genus Lepilemur (the sole extant genus in the family Lepilemuridae), which are nocturnal and herbivorous with grey-brown to reddish fur; frequently with distinguishing word or words.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Forbes (1851–1932).