Definition of spider monkey in US English:

spider monkey


  • A South American monkey with very long limbs and a long prehensile tail.

    Genus Ateles, family Cebidae: four species

    • ‘Among tamarins and spider monkeys, all males are dichromats - they can't perceive reds or greens.’
    • ‘They included films about giant tarantulas, jaguars, spider monkeys, vampire bats and many other jungle creatures.’
    • ‘She is particularly keen to see spider monkeys, which are often rather elusive.’
    • ‘She looked to see a small and agile spider monkey with her banana.’
    • ‘Everyone then heads for Monkey Island, home for an assortment of spider monkeys.’


spider monkey

/ˈspaɪdər ˈməŋki//ˈspīdər ˈməNGkē/