Meaning of muriqui in English:


Pronunciation /mʊrɪˈki/

nounplural noun muriquis

another term for woolly spider monkey
‘These include the Sumatran orangutan of Indonesia, the mountain gorilla of Africa, and northern muriqui of Brazil.’
  • ‘The last of the muriquis were in a patch of land in a forest in Brazil, which was owned by one man.’
  • ‘The southern muriqui has a black face, while the northern species’ face is individually mottled.’
  • ‘Nonetheless, the social grouping patterns of woolly monkeys and muriquis are remarkably flexible.’
  • ‘Unlike many other primate species, muriqui females exert a great deal of control in social interactions.’


Portuguese, from Tupi.