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

Word History


agile, translation of New Latin agilis, specific epithet of Hylobates agilis

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agile gibbon was in 1841

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“Agile gibbon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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