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macaco Tweet Definition of macaco Like Definition of macaco on Facebook
noun
  1. A macaque, or similar monkey.
macaque Tweet Definition of macaque Like Definition of macaque on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of a group of Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca.
mammal Tweet Definition of mammal Like Definition of mammal on Facebook
noun (pluralmammals)
  1. An animal of the class Mammalia, characterized by being warm-blooded, having hair and feeding milk to its young.
  2. (paleontology) A vertebrate with three bones in the inner ear and one in the jaw.
mammalian Tweet Definition of mammalian Like Definition of mammalian on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of, or pertaining to, mammals.
mammiferous Tweet Definition of mammiferous Like Definition of mammiferous on Facebook
adjective
  1. mammalian, Mammalian.
  2. (anatomy) Having mammae, or (jocular) breasts.
    • 1973: The secretary slithered in, changed the spool and slithered out again, giving me a small, hygienic smile en route. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 53)
manatee Tweet Definition of manatee Like Definition of manatee on Facebook
noun (plural: manatees)
  1. Any of several plant-eating marine mammals, of family Trichechidae, found in tropical regions.
mandrill Tweet Definition of mandrill Like Definition of mandrill on Facebook
noun
  1. A primate, scientific name Mandrillus sphinx, recognized by its colorful face and rump
maned wolf Tweet Definition of maned wolf Like Definition of maned wolf on Facebook
noun
  1. the largest canid of South America.
margay Tweet Definition of margay Like Definition of margay on Facebook
noun
  1. A spotted cat native to Central America, Central and South America. Scientific name: Leopardus wiedii. In the past this species was in the genus Felis, therefore its old scientific name, not in use anymore, was Felis wiedii.
marmoset Tweet Definition of marmoset Like Definition of marmoset on Facebook
noun
  1. one of a genus of small New World monkeys
marmot Tweet Definition of marmot Like Definition of marmot on Facebook
noun (plural: marmots)
  1. any of several large ground-dwelling rodents of the genera Marmota and Cynomys in the squirrel family.
marsupial Tweet Definition of marsupial Like Definition of marsupial on Facebook
noun
  1. Any mammal of which the female typically has a pouch in which it rears its young, which are born immature, through early infancy.eg. kangaroo
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to a marsupial.
marten Tweet Definition of marten Like Definition of marten on Facebook
noun
  1. Any carnivorous mammal of the genus Martes in the family Mustelidae.
meerkat Tweet Definition of meerkat Like Definition of meerkat on Facebook
noun
  1. small carnivorous mammal of the mongoose family, from the Kalahari Desert, known for its habit of standing on its hind legs. Scientific name: Suricata suricatta
mink Tweet Definition of mink Like Definition of mink on Facebook
noun (see individual definitions for plurals)
  1. (plural ) Any of various semi-aquatic, carnivorous mammal, similar to a weasel, with dark fur and native to Europe and America.
  2. (plural minks) A mink coat.
mole Tweet Definition of mole Like Definition of mole on Facebook
noun
  1. A pigmented spot on the skin, a naevus.
mongoose Tweet Definition of mongoose Like Definition of mongoose on Facebook
noun
  1. A small carnivore of the family Herpestidae, a predator of poisonous snakes.
monkey Tweet Definition of monkey Like Definition of monkey on Facebook
noun
  1. Any of several members of the infra-order Simiiformes of primates, generally smaller than the apes, and distinguished from them by having a tail and cheek pouches.
  2. (context, informal) A mischievous child.
Stop misbehaving, you little !
  1. (context, UK, slang) Five-hundred pounds sterling.
  2. (slang) A person or the role of the person on the sidecar platform of a motorcycle involved in sidecar racing.
verb (monkeys, monkeying, mokeyed or monkied, mokeyed or monkied)
  1. (informal) To meddle; to mess with; to interfere; to fiddle.
''Please don't with the controls if you don't know what you're doing.
monotreme Tweet Definition of monotreme Like Definition of monotreme on Facebook
noun
  1. A zoological category that contains only echidnas and platypuses; mammals that lay eggs and have a common urogenital and digestive orifice.
mouflon Tweet Definition of mouflon Like Definition of mouflon on Facebook
noun
  1. a species of wild sheep
mountain lion Tweet Definition of mountain lion Like Definition of mountain lion on Facebook
noun
  1. A large wild cat native to the Americas. Scientific name: Puma concolor, previously Felis concolor.
mouse Tweet Definition of mouse Like Definition of mouse on Facebook
noun (mice)
  1. Any small rodent of the genus Mus
  2. (informal) One of the many small rodent and marsupial species that resemble .
  3. A quiet or shy person.
  4. (computing) (plural mice or, rarely, mouses) An input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surface, its movement being converted into a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display.
verb (mouses, mousing, moused, moused)
  1. (intransitive) To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (frequently used in the phrasal verb to mouse around).
  2. (intransitive) To hunt or catch mice (the rodents).
  3. (context, transitive, nautical) To close the mouth of a hook by a careful binding of marline or wire.
Captain Higgins moused the hook with a bit of marline to prevent the block beckets from falling out under slack.
murine Tweet Definition of murine Like Definition of murine on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of, the mouse, or (more generally) any mammal of the family Muridae.
muskrat Tweet Definition of muskrat Like Definition of muskrat on Facebook
noun
  1. A large aquatic rodent, so called for its musky odour and because it resembles a rat; Ondatra zibethica.
mustang Tweet Definition of mustang Like Definition of mustang on Facebook
noun (Plural:mustangs)
(
wikipedia, Mustang (horse))
  1. A small, hardy, naturalized (feral) horse of the North American west.

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