Barbary ape


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Barbary ape

n.
A tailless monkey (Macaca sylvana) of Gibraltar and northwestern Africa. Also called magot.

Barbary ape

n
(Animals) a tailless macaque, Macaca sylvana, that inhabits rocky cliffs and forests in NW Africa and Gibraltar: family Cercopithecidae, order Primates

Bar′bary ape′


n.
a tailless macaque, Macaca sylvanus, of mountain ranges in NW Africa and Gibraltar.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.Barbary ape - tailless macaque of rocky cliffs and forests of northwestern Africa and GibraltarBarbary ape - tailless macaque of rocky cliffs and forests of northwestern Africa and Gibraltar
macaque - short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa
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On screen, he poked fun at himself, playing a sea lion in film Fierce Creatures in 1997 and a Barbary ape in 1962 war comedy Operation Snatch.
On screen, he poked fun at himself in sketches and embraced his height - playing a sealion in film Fierce Creatures in 1997 and a Barbary ape in 1962 war comedy Operation Snatch.
Lynne Aitchison told us: "At Stanley Zoo I had a wristwatch which a barbary ape took a liking to.
that govern] nonhuman codes"--that is, a Barbary ape imitating a human is a form of ape-speak, if you will, that threatens the stability of the language barrier.
An aged Barbary ape (Macaca sylvanus) at the Toronto Zoo became infected with naturally acquired West Nile virus encephalitis that caused neurologic signs, which, associated with other medical problems, led to euthanasia.
1596 The sweetish reek from the Barbary ape was particularly cloying tonight.
MONKEY BUSINESS: A Barbary ape on Gibraltar TOP: The popular port of Alicante, in Spain; and, left, a Liverpool fan outside Real Madrid''s ground, Santiago Bernabeu
My great treat was to be able to spend a whole day on the Rock of Gibraltar, inside the barbary Ape colony.
HIGH on the Rock of Gibraltar, Benny the Barbary ape and six of his tail-less, furry-faced friends scampered up and held out leathery paws.
However, it is likely that no northern European had seen a living Barbary ape until the late twelfth century, when Portuguese travelers began to bring live specimens north from the tip of the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa.
CULTURE: James at wine tasting HELLO: James meets Barbary ape in Gibraltar LUXURIOUS: The Grand Princess MAJESTIC: Sagrada Familia
SNAP HAPPY: Victoria Dwyer, above, gets close to a Barbary ape as friend Trisha Parker watches on; Kathryn Lock at Ayers Rock; Carol Guy and her friends from Caerau and Ely in Barbados; and Vincent Black, from Grangetown, Cardiff, who sent us photos of himself with the Echo in the British Virgin Islands