lesser ape

[ les-er eyp ]

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

Origin of lesser ape

First recorded in 1920–25
  • Also called small·er ape [smaw-ler eyp] /ˈsmɔ lər ˈeɪp/ .

Words Nearby lesser ape

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