great ape
noun Date: 1913 any of a family (Pongidae) of primates including the gorilla, orangutan, and chimpanzees — called also pongid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • great ape — noun any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae • Syn: ↑pongid • Hypernyms: ↑anthropoid ape • Hyponyms: ↑orangutan, ↑orang, ↑orangutang, ↑Pongo …   Useful english dictionary

  • great ape — noun An ape of the family , having a mostly hairless face, hands with complex fingerprints, and flat fingernails. Includes the gorilla and chimpanzee (subfamily ), and orangutan (subfamily ). Usage may vary to either include or exclude humans… …   Wiktionary

  • great ape — noun a large ape of a family closely related to humans, including the gorilla and chimpanzees. [Family Pongidae.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • great ape — any of several apes of the family Pongidae, characterized by a relatively hairless face with protrusive lips and by hands with complex fingerprints and flat nails, including the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • great ape — /greɪt ˈeɪp/ (say grayt ayp) noun 1. a gorilla, chimpanzee or orangutan. 2. Colloquial a fool; clumsy person …   Australian English dictionary

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