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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

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gibbon

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gibbon

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gibbon

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gibbon

(ˈgibən) noun
a type of ape with long arms.
References in periodicals archive ?
Gibbon, Lewis Grassic. A Scots Quair: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe, Grey Granite.