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gib·bon

 (gĭb′ən)
n.
Any of various small arboreal apes of the family Hylobatidae of Southeast Asia, having a slender body, long arms, and no tail.

[French, applied to the animals by Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon in his Histoire Naturelle, in which the word is said to be a local name in a language of Southeast Asia.]

gibbon

(ˈɡɪbən)
n
(Animals) any small agile arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, inhabiting forests in S Asia
[C18: from French, probably from an Indian dialect word]

Gibbon

(ˈɡɪbən)
n
1. (Biography) Edward. 1737–94, English historian; author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–88), controversial in its historical criticism of Christianity
2. (Biography) Lewis Grassic (ˈɡræsɪk), real name James Leslie Mitchell. 1901–35, Scottish writer: best known for his trilogy of novels A Scots Quair (1932–34)

gib•bon

(ˈgɪb ən)

n.
any small, slender arboreal ape of the genera Hylobates or Symphalangus, of S Asia.
[1760–70; < French, name of uncertain orig. used by Buffon]

Gib•bon

(ˈgɪb ən)

n.
Edward, 1737–94, English historian.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gibbon - English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)Gibbon - English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)
2.gibbon - smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tailgibbon - smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tail; of southern Asia and East Indies
lesser ape - gibbons and siamangs
Translations
نَوع من القُرود
gibon
gibbon
gibbon
gibbonapi
テナガザル
gibonas
gibons
gibon
jibonkuyruksuz uzun kollu şebek

gibbon

[ˈgɪbən] Ngibón m

gibbon

[ˈgɪbən] ngibbon m

gibbon

nGibbon m

gibbon

[ˈgɪbən] ngibbone m

gibbon

(ˈgibən) noun
a type of ape with long arms.
References in classic literature ?
Then Gibon waited their rustling return through the crops, and took them to rest on his bosom at ten o'clock.
Los imagos machos fueron determinados siguiendo las descripciones e ilustraciones disponibles para la especie (Klapalek, 1904; Illies, 1963; Stark, Kondratireff, & Gill, 2012; Gibon & Molina, 2013).
Junryuksaneop gujo gaepyeon gibon gyehoek" [Basic plans for electricity industry restructuring].
Munhwayesuleun seonjinbokjisahoeeui gibon [Role of culture and arts in promoting the advanced society].
Edward Gibon said in 1794: "So long as mankind continues to lavish more praise upon its destroyers than upon its benefactors, war shall remain the chief pursuit of ambitious minds.
I would like to congratulate driver Nicolas Gibon, co-driver Jean-Pierre Garcin, and the entire team for their fine performance, and extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who gave their support-this wouldn't have been possible without you.
2009), gorila (Gorilla gorilla), en gibones como el gibon de manos blancas -Hylobates lar-, el gibon crestado -H.
Samuel Boulezaz, (1) Emmanuel Gibon, (1) Philippe Loriaut, (2) Laurent Casabianca, (2) Romain Rousseau, (2) Benjamin Dallaudiere, (3,4) and Hugues Pascal-Moussellard (2)
He has already met a wide range of leaders which include heads of Gibon, Mozambique, Lesotho, Ghana, Niger and Chad.
Peter Corbishey, Sara Drewitt, Ian McWalter, George Gibon.
Gibon, 'Agricultural abandonment in mountain areas of Europe: environmental consequences and policy response', Journal of Environmental Management 59 (2000): 47-69; and A.