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Noun: tarsier  taa(r)-see-u(r)
  1. Nocturnal arboreal primate of Indonesia and the Philippines having huge eyes and digits ending in pads to facilitate climbing; the only primate that spurns all plant material as food living entirely on insects and small vertebrates

Derived forms: tarsiers

Type of: primate

Part of: genus Tarsius, Tarsius

Encyclopedia: Tarsier