: 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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New Latin, from Latin, ape

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“Simia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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