Definition of Chimpanzee

1. Noun. Intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests.




Definition of Chimpanzee

1. n. An african ape (Anthropithecus troglodytes or Troglodytes niger) which approaches more nearly to man, in most respects, than any other ape. When full grown, it is from three to four feet high.

Definition of Chimpanzee

1. Noun. A great ape of the genus ''Pan'', native to Africa, and believed by biologists to be the closest extant relative to humans. ¹

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Definition of Chimpanzee

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Medical Definition of Chimpanzee

1. Generic name for Pan panisus and P. Troglodytes. Origin: African dial. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chimpanzee

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chimpanzee (current term)
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Literary usage of Chimpanzee

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The gorilla has not such dark hair as has the chimpanzee, being blackish-dun in colour, and becoming grey when old. Its skin, however, is block. ..."

2. Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places by Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford (1892)
"The Tory poet then describes, in graphic colours, imaginary visits paid to the chimpanzee by Lord Melbourne, Lord John Russell, Lord Palmerston, ..."

3. The Uganda Protectorate: An Attempt to Give Some Description of the Physical by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1902)
"HEAD OF chimpanzee FROM TORO Gardens (which again joined on to a large -extent ... This chimpanzee, when angry, did not attempt to bite purely and simply; ..."

4. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1883)
"IN a paper communicated tb the Zoological Society in 1835 " On the Osteology of the chimpanzee and Orang Utan," Professor Owen writes as follows :— " It has ..."

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