Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of anthropoid apes: same as Simia.

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Examples

  • He then asked what a pithecus was, and no one knew even that, although he had quoted the poet Himnitz, ‘The weakwitted pithecus that mocks the other beasts.’

    Virgin Soil

  • He then asked what a pithecus was, and no one knew even that, although he had quoted the poet Himnitz, 'The weakwitted pithecus that mocks the other beasts.'

    Virgin Soil

  • Mr Hooker at once recognised it as a flying lemur, the learned name for which is _Galeo-pithecus_.

    In the Eastern Seas

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