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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various apes of the family Hominidae, which includes the chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, and humans, but not the gibbons.

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  • noun 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.

  • noun any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae

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