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Lar

 (lär)
n. pl. Lar·es (lâr′ēz, lär′-) Roman Mythology
A tutelary deity or spirit of an ancient Roman household.

[Latin Lār, probably of Etruscan origin.]

lar

(lɑː)
n
the singular of lares. See lares and penates

lar

(lɑː)
n
dialect Northern English a boy or young man

LAR

abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Libya (international car registration)
[from L(ibyan) A(rab) R(epublic)]

Lar

(lɑr)

n., pl. Lar•es (ˈlɛər iz, ˈleɪ riz)
for 1, lars for 2.
1. any of a class of ancient Roman tutelary, esp. household, deities.
2. (l.c.) a gibbon, Hylobates lar, with white hands and feet.
[1580–90; < Latin]
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The scientists spent almost four months tracking lar gibbon groups around the forests of north-east Thailand.
The Lar Gibbon enclosure was also renovated for the summer.
Thomas, a white-handed or lar gibbon based at Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, north Warwickshire, was born on February 29, 2008.
We'll also be putting our lar gibbon family back in the spotlight at noon each day, as we re-introduce their talk for the holidays at their enclosure adjacent to the sea lion pool.
IT was a funky 30th birthday for Jake the Lar Gibbon.
The six-month-old lar gibbon is the latest addition to the gibbon family of 21 males and 13 females on site at Twycross Zoo, near Nuneaton.
RACHEL LEES Probably our male Lar Gibbon Jake, he was hand reared so he interacts with you and he has a beautiful calling song which can often be heard for miles when the wind carries it.
Toto, a male chimpanzee who has lived at Drayton Manor Zoo for 47 years, and Toby, a Lar Gibbon who has been resident there for 48 years, are both approaching the half century mark and the Staffordshire zoo made it a landmark day to remember.
Here are two of our favourite mums: Lar gibbon Meo and baby born January 16 - as yet unamed until keepers determine the sex of the youngster.