chimpanzee


chimpanzee
Generic name for the apes Pan panisus and P. troglodytes. [African dial.]

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chim·pan·zee .chim-.pan-'zē, .shim-, -pən-; chim-'pan-zē, shim- n an anthropoid ape of the genus Pan (P. troglodytes) found in equatorial Africa that is smaller and more arboreal than the gorilla see bonobo

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chim·pan·zee (chim-pan-zeґ) (chim-panґze) [Kongo chimpenzi or kimpenzi] Pan troglodytes, an anthropoid ape that inhabits the tropical rain forests of Africa and is used for experimental purposes because of its susceptibility to some human diseases and in behavioral studies because of its high level of intelligence.

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  • chimpanzee — 1738, from a Bantu language of Angola (Cf. Tshiluba kivili chimpenze ape ). Short form chimp first attested 1877 …   Etymology dictionary

  • chimpanzee — ► NOUN ▪ an anthropoid ape native to west and central Africa. ORIGIN Kikongo (a language of the Congo and surrounding areas) …   English terms dictionary

  • chimpanzee — [chim΄pan zē′, chim pan′zē] n. [Fr chimpanzé < Bantu (Angola) kampenzi] any of a genus (Pan) of great apes of Africa, with black hair and large, protruding ears: it is smaller than a gorilla and is noted for its intelligence …   English World dictionary

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  • chimpanzee — /chim pan zee , chim pan zee/, n. a large, somewhat arboreal anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, of equatorial Africa, having a brown to black coat, a relatively hairless face with a rounded muzzle, prominent ears, and hands adapted for knuckle… …   Universalium

  • chimpanzee — UK [ˌtʃɪmpænˈziː] / US [ˌtʃɪmpænˈzɪ] noun [countable] Word forms chimpanzee : singular chimpanzee plural chimpanzees an African animal with black or brown fur that lives and hunts in groups. It belongs to the ape family, which is the most similar …   English dictionary

  • chimpanzée — chimpansé, chimpanzé ou chimpanzée (chin pan sé) s. m. Nom d un très grand singe anthropomorphe, dit aussi troglodyte noir. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Mot de la Guinée ou du Congo, pays où ce singe est indigène …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • chimpanzee — [[t]tʃɪ̱mpænzi͟ː[/t]] chimpanzees N COUNT A chimpanzee is a kind of small African ape …   English dictionary

  • chimpanzee — noun an anthropoid ape with large ears, mainly black coloration, and lighter skin on the face, native to west and central Africa. [Pan troglodytes and P. paniscus (the bonobo or pygmy chimpanzee).] Origin C18: from Fr. chimpanzé, from Kikongo …   English new terms dictionary

  • chimpanzee — /tʃɪmpænˈzi / (say chimpan zee) noun an anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, of equatorial Africa, smaller, with larger ears, and more arboreal than the gorilla. {from a Bantu language in Angola; compare Kongo kimphenzi chimpanzee, gorilla} …   Australian English dictionary