agile gibbon


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

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First Known Use of agile gibbon

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agile gibbon

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

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“Agile gibbon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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