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 for Lemur
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lemur \Le"mur\ (l[=e]"m[u^]r), n. [L., a ghost, specter. So
     called on account of its habit of going abroad by night.]
     One of a family ({Lemurid[ae]) of nocturnal mammals allied
     to the monkeys, but of small size, and having a sharp and
     foxlike muzzle, and large eyes. They feed upon birds,
     insects, and fruit, and are mostly natives of Madagascar and
     the neighboring islands, one genus ({Galago) occurring in
     Africa. The slow lemur or kukang of the East Indies is
     Nycticebus tardigradus. See Galago, Indris, and
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long
           furry tails

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