Simia

noun
Sim·​ia | \ ˈsimēə \

Definition of Simia

: a Linnaean genus of primates originally including most of the apes and monkeys, subsequently restricted to the orang, later transferred to the chimpanzee and still later to the Barbary ape, and finally suppressed by international agreement to avoid confusion

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History and Etymology for Simia

New Latin, from Latin, ape

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“Simia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Simia. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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