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lesser ape

[ les-er eyp ]
/ ˈlɛs ər ˈeɪp /
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noun

any member of the four genera of gibbons that make up the family Hylobatidae.

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Also called small·er ape [smaw-ler eyp] /ˈsmɔ lər ˈeɪp/ .

Origin of lesser ape

First recorded in 1920–25
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