from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hypothetical land, or continent, supposed by some to have existed formerly in the Indian Ocean, of which Madagascar is a remnant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoögeog., a supposed former faunal area of the globe, corresponding to some extent to the geographical distribution of the lemurs, and characterized by the abundance and variety of those animals inhabiting it.
- In some editions of Cuvier's system, a subdivision of the Chiropoda (which comprised Bimana and Quadrumana) by which the lemurs, including Chiromys, are distinguished collectively from monkeys and man.
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