Definition of agile gibbon
: a gibbon (Hylobates agilis) of Malaysia and Sumatra that occurs in two color phases, one blackish brown, the other buffy brown, both with white brow and black face
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 agile gibbon
agile, translation of New Latin agilis, specific epithet of Hylobates agilis
First Known Use: 1841
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up agile gibbon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).