wooyen
Yuen Yu"en, n. (Zo["o]l.) The crowned gibbon ({Hylobates pileatus}), native of Siam, Southern China, and the Island of Hainan. It is entirely arboreal in its habits, and has very long arms. the males are dark brown or blackish, with a caplike mass of long dark hair, and usually with a white band around the face. The females are yellowish white, with a dark spot on the breast and another on the crown. Called also {wooyen}, and {wooyen ape}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Wooyen — Woo yen, n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Yuen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wooyen ape — Yuen Yu en, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The crowned gibbon ({Hylobates pileatus}), native of Siam, Southern China, and the Island of Hainan. It is entirely arboreal in its habits, and has very long arms. the males are dark brown or blackish, with a caplike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hylobates pileatus — Yuen Yu en, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The crowned gibbon ({Hylobates pileatus}), native of Siam, Southern China, and the Island of Hainan. It is entirely arboreal in its habits, and has very long arms. the males are dark brown or blackish, with a caplike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yuen — Yu en, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The crowned gibbon ({Hylobates pileatus}), native of Siam, Southern China, and the Island of Hainan. It is entirely arboreal in its habits, and has very long arms. the males are dark brown or blackish, with a caplike mass of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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