Definition of potto in English:

potto

(also potto gibbon)

noun

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

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

Origin

Early 18th century: perhaps from Guinea dialect.

Pronunciation:

potto

/ˈpädō/