Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An extinct species of humans considered to be an ancestor of modern humans and the earliest hominid to make tools. This species existed between 1.5 and 2.0 million years ago.

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  • proper n. a taxonomic species, within genus Homo - "Handy man" (extinct)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics

Etymologies

New Latin Homō habilis, species name : Latin homō, man + Latin habilis, skillful.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin homo man + habilis handy (Wiktionary)

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