Definition of Barbary ape

1. Noun. Tailless macaque of rocky cliffs and forests of northwestern Africa and Gibraltar.

Exact synonyms: Macaca Sylvana
Generic synonyms: Macaque

Definition of Barbary ape

1. Noun. A tailless monkey, ''Macaca sylvanus'', found on Gibraltar and in parts of north Africa ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbary Ape

Barbados leg
Barbados maidenhair
Barbados pride
Barbara Hepworth
Barbara Tuchman
Barbara Ward
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
Barbarea praecox
Barbarea verna
Barbarea vulgaris
Barbary Coast
Barbary ape (current term)
Barbary apes
Barbary lion
Barbary lions
Barbary macaque
Barbary macaques
Barbary pirate
Barbary sheep
Barberton daisy
Barbra Joan Streisand
Barbra Streisand

Literary usage of Barbary ape

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1. The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated by Edward Turner Bennett (1830)
"In every essential particular, both of physiognomy and form, the identity of character is too obvious to be overlooked. The Barbary ape has been celebrated ..."

2. Essentials of legal medicine, toxicology and hygiene by Charles Edward Armand Semple (1892)
"In the London Hospital Museum may be FIG. 16. FIG. 17. Cranium of the Barbary ape. „ . ... Barbary ape ..."

3. The Entertaining Naturalist: Being Popular Descriptions, Tales, and by Loudon (Jane) (1850)
"THE Barbary ape. THE animal next to the ourang outang, and to be placed in the same class, is the Margot, or Barbary ape. Cau- basson relates a laughable ..."

4. With a Pessimist in Spain by Mary F. Nixon-Roulet (1899)
"I took advantage of this gesture to possess myself of the guide-book, remarking: "Very well, then, I will give you a few items of interest: "The Barbary ape ..."

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