from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An extinct ape of the genus Dryopithecus, known from Old World fossil remains of the Miocene and Pliocene epochs and believed to be an ancestor of the anthropoid apes and humans.
- adj. Of or belonging to the genus Dryopithecus.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to, the primate genus Dryopithecus, considered to be relatives of both humans and apes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. considered a possible ancestor to both anthropoid apes and humans
From New Latin Dryopithēcus, genus name : Greek drūs, oak; see deru- in Indo-European roots + Greek pithēkos, ape.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Sorry, no example sentences found.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.