Barbary ape

Bar·ba·ry ape

noun \ˈbär-b(ə-)rē-\

Definition of BARBARY APE

:  a tailless monkey (Macaca sylvanus) of northern Africa and Gibraltar —called also Barbary macaque


Barbary, Africa
First Known Use: 1791


Next Word in the Dictionary: Barbary duck
Previous Word in the Dictionary: barbarous
All Words Near: Barbary ape

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up Barbary ape? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More