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a nocturnal lemur, Daubentonia madagascariensis, of Madagascar, feeding on insects and fruit, and having rodentlike incisors and long fingers: an endangered species.
Historical Examples

Sometimes, however, they catch it by mistake, finding an aye-aye in a trap which has been set for lemurs.
The Animal World, A Book of Natural History Theodore Wood

The aye-aye, in every point of its structure, like every created thing, is full of design.
Heads and Tales Various

For example, a Christian wrote to me about an animal called the aye-aye.
God and my Neighbour Robert Blatchford

aye-aye (ī-ī; Cheirŏmys madagascariensis), an animal of Madagascar, so called from its cry; now referred to the lemur family.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

Even more curious still is the aye-aye, of Madagascar, which has puzzled naturalists very much.
The Animal World, A Book of Natural History Theodore Wood

After dancing and roaring till he was tired he picked up the aye-aye and marched on, talking loud.
The Woodlands Orchids Frederick Boyle

The aye-aye is about as big as a rather small cat, and its great bushy tail is longer than its head and body put together.
The Animal World, A Book of Natural History Theodore Wood

The tail varies from complete absence (in the Loris) to a great length and bushiness in the aye-aye.
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard

The aye-aye has a specially adapted finger for extracting insects from their hiding-places.
The Last Harvest John Burroughs

aye-aye, the answer to a sentinel’s hail, from a boat which has a commissioned officer on board below the rank of captain.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth

a rare nocturnal arboreal prosimian primate of Madagascar, Daubentonia madagascariensis, related to the lemurs: family Daubentoniidae. It has long bony fingers and rodent-like incisor teeth adapted for feeding on insect larvae and bamboo pith


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