Kromdraai ape–man

noun Krom·draai ape–man \ˈkrämˌdrī-\
variants: less commonly

Kromdraai man

Definition of Kromdraai ape–man

  1. :  an Australopithecine (Paranthropus robustus or Australopithecus robustus) known from skull and skeletal fragments from southern Africa and distinguished by an extraordinarily massive jaw — compare swartkranz ape-man

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of kromdraai ape–man

Kromdraai, town in Transvaal, South Africa, site of the finds

Seen and Heard

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


capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!