Definition of gibbon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gibbon

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BrE BrE//ˈɡɪbən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɪbən//
 
Wild mammals
 
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a small ape (= an animal like a large monkey without a tail) with long arms, that lives in SE Asia See related entries: Wild mammals Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French, from an Indian dialect word.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gibbon

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