chimpanzee


noun

  1. a large, somewhat arboreal anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, of equatorial Africa, having a brown-to-black coat, a relatively hairless face with a rounded muzzle, prominent ears, and hands adapted for knuckle-walking, noted for its intelligence and humanlike behavior: now greatly reduced in number and threatened with extinction in the wild.

noun

  1. a gregarious and intelligent anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, inhabiting forests in central W Africa
n.

1738, from a Bantu language of Angola (cf. Tshiluba kivili-chimpenze “ape”). Short form chimp first attested 1877.

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