Meaning of cebid in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsiːbɪd/


  • A primate of a family (Cebidae) that includes most of the New World monkeys.

    ‘It is also one of the largest cebids and is relentlessly pursued for food in South America.’
    • ‘Nursing periods among cebids are generally longer than is typical of Old World monkeys.’
    • ‘A tail is present and may be long or vestigial, but it is never fully prehensile as in many cebids.’
    • ‘The cebids are all primarily arboreal and exhibit a number of different social systems.’
    • ‘Callitrichids frequently give birth to twins and triplets but cebids rarely do.’


Late 19th century from modern Latin Cebidae (plural), from the genus name Cebus.