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

  • n. Any of various anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae, which includes the chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans.

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  • n. An ape of the family Hominidae, having a mostly hairless face, hands with complex fingerprints, and flat fingernails. Includes the gorilla and chimpanzee (subfamily Homininae), and orangutan (subfamily Ponginae). Usage may vary to either include or exclude humans (members of Homininae subfamily).

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

  • n. any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae

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