bonobo

[ buh-noh-boh ]
/ bəˈnoʊ boʊ /

noun, plural bo·no·bos.

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British Dictionary definitions for bonobo

bonobo
/ (ˈbɒnəbəʊ) /

noun

an anthropoid ape, Pan paniscus, of central W Africa: similar to the chimpanzee but much smaller and having a black faceAlso called: pygmy chimpanzee

Word Origin for bonobo

C20: from W African language
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