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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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uk | Learn more about our family of lar gibbons during half-term Q&A sessions, when our education staff will be introducing visitors to dad Huggy, mum Meo and their offspring Penny and Indah, during a daily noon talk at their enclosure, next to the sealion moat pools.
If you're visiting DZG on a date, why not take some inspiration from our lar gibbons, black-cheeked lovebirds and Humboldt penguins who all pair for life
We have lots of cute and fluffy animals to adopt including lar gibbons, black-cheeked lovebirds and Humboldt penguins, who are all perfect Valentine's examples as they pair for life.
TUESDAY and Saturday afternoons are egg-citing times for our family of lar gibbons - as that's when they get to eat hard-boiled eggs.
Lar Gibbons are normally found in the rainforests of south-eastern Asia and their long fingers and strong hands allow them to swing through the trees quickly and gracefully.
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.
DUDLEY Zoo's family of Lar gibbons are learning the ropes after getting new webbing added to their enclosure as part of a spring spruce-up.
Lar gibbons originate from south-east Asia, including ailand and China, where their habitat is threatened by hunting and commercial plantations of palm oil.
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.