Definition of Lesser ape
1. Noun. Gibbons and siamangs.
Group relationships: Family Hylobatidae, Hylobatidae
Specialized synonyms: Gibbon, Hylobates Lar, Hylobates Syndactylus, Siamang, Symphalangus Syndactylus
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Literary usage of Lesser ape
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1. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1842)
"... behind, is named the lesser ape; ture or strait of the pelvis. The meeting of the two rami in the middle line makes the angle of the pubes. ..."
2. The Sins of Society: Words Spoken by Father Bernard Vaughan, of the Society by Bernard Vaughan (1907)
"The material evolutionist, who would persuade himself that he is nothing but the outcome of " eternal matter," the evolved " lesser ape," would seem to be ..."
3. The Pearl of Asia: Reminiscences of the Court of a Supreme Monarch; Or, Five by Jacob T. Child (1892)
"Soon the lesser ape secured a half of a cocoanut and ran off with it up a tree; the leader missed him and, seeing the culprit seated upon a limb enjoying ..."