• n. [脊椎] 狐猴
  • n. (Lemur)人名;(法)勒米尔
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lemur 狐猴


lemur (n.)
nocturnal Madagascar mammal, 1795, coined by Linnaeus, from Latin lemures (plural) "spirits of the dead" in Roman mythology.
The oldest usage of "lemur" for a primate that we are aware of is in Linnaeus's catalog of the Museum of King Adolf Frederick of Sweden (Tattersall, 1982); .... In this work, he explained his use of the name "lemur" thus: "Lemures dixi hos, quod noctu imprimis obambulant, hominibus quodanmodo similes, & lento passu vagantur [I call them lemurs, because they go around mainly by night, in a certain way similar to humans, and roam with a slow pace]" [Dunkel, Alexander R., et al., "Giant rabbits, marmosets, and British comedies: etymology of lemur names, part 1," in "Lemur News," vol. 16, 2011-2012, p.65]
Lemuria (1864) was the name given by English zoologist P.L. Sclater (1829-1913) to a hypothetical ancient continent connecting Africa and Southeastern Asia (and including Madagascar), which was hypothesized to explain phenomena now accounted for by continental drift. Earlier it was the name of the Roman feast of the Lemures.
1. He had a plump face, lemur - like eyes, a quiet, subtle, modulated voice.
他有一张胖胖的脸, 狐猴般的眼睛, 以及安详 、 微妙和富于抑扬顿挫的嗓音.


2. Molly Mahoney : I asked for a lollipop and I got lemur!
莫莉·马奥尼: 我想要一根棒棒糖,却得到了一只狐猴!


3. Molly Mahoney: I asked for a lollipop and I got a lemur!
莫莉?马奥尼: 我想要一根棒棒糖,却得到了一只狐猴!


4. Key features of her skeleton suggest she is not an ancient lemur.


5. A young mouse lemur gets its daily sustenance from an eye - dropper.


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