Gibbon


Gibbon
Gibbon Gib"bon, n. [Cf. F. gibbon.] (Zo["o]l.) Any arboreal ape of the genus {Hylobates}, of which many species and varieties inhabit the East Indies and Southern Asia. They are tailless and without cheek pouches, and have very long arms, adapted for climbing.

Note: The white-handed gibbon ({Hylobates lar}), the crowned ({H. pilatus}), the wou-wou or singing gibbon ({H. agilis}), the siamang, and the hoolock. are the most common species. [1913 Webster]


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  • GIBBON (E.) — GIBBON EDWARD (1737 1794) Issu d’une famille aisée, Edward Gibbon perd sa mère en 1747 et est confié aux soins d’une tante qui se charge de son éducation. Sa jeunesse, maladive, difficile, est tout entière consacrée à la lecture, et sa vocation… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Gibbon, MN — U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 808 Housing Units (2000): 378 Land area (2000): 0.887940 sq. miles (2.299753 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.887940 sq. miles (2.299753 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Gibbon, NE — U.S. city in Nebraska Population (2000): 1759 Housing Units (2000): 668 Land area (2000): 0.838856 sq. miles (2.172628 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.838856 sq. miles (2.172628 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • gibbon — 1770, from Fr. gibbon (18c.), supposedly from a word in the French colonies of India but not found in any language there. Brought to Europe by Marquis Joseph François Dupleix (1697 1763), French governor general in India 1742 54. The surname is O …   Etymology dictionary

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