One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the subfamily Pitheciinae (family Cebidae) of South American monkeys, which includes the sakis and uakaris, and (according to some authors) the night monkeys and titis.
A monkey of the subfamily Pitheciinae.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From scientific Latin Pitheciinae, subfamily name from Pithecia, genus name + -inae; compare -ine.
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