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great ape

[ greyt-eyp ]
/ ˈgreɪt ˈeɪp /
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noun

any extant or extinct member of the family Hominidae, or hominids: its extant species include humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans.

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Origin of great ape

First recorded in 1770–75
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British Dictionary definitions for great ape

great ape

noun

any of the larger anthropoid apes, such as the chimpanzee, orang-utan, or gorilla
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Scientific definitions for great ape

great ape
[ grāt ]

See anthropoid ape.
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