Lar(redirected from lar gibbons)
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.]
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the singular of lares. See lares and penates
dialect Northern English a boy or young man
(Automotive Engineering) Libya (international car registration)
[from L(ibyan) A(rab) R(epublic)]
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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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