Definition of uakari in English:

uakari

noun

  • A short-tailed monkey with a long, coarse coat and a bare red, white, or black face, found in the Amazon rainforest.

    • ‘The sakis, bearded sakis, and uakaris belong to the subfamily Pitheciinae and all have long shaggy hair.’
    • ‘Red uakari monkeys are rare in zoos, where they are considered to be delicate and difficult to keep alive.’
    • ‘The black uakari is predominantly quadrupedal - walking, running and leaping with great frequency.’
    • ‘On a research visit to German zoos, he glimpsed his first uakari and saki monkeys, species indigenous to Brazil.’
    • ‘The red uakari inhabits the rainforest canopy where they feed on leaves, fruit and insects.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Tupi.

Pronunciation:

uakari

/wəˈkɑːri/