great ape

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

Origin of great ape

First recorded in 1770–75

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British Dictionary definitions for great ape

great ape

  1. 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 ]

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