alalus

noun
al·​a·​lus | \ˈa-lə-ləs;(ˈ)ā-ˈlā-, -ˈla-\
plural alali\ˈa-​lə-​ˌlī; (ˈ)ā-​ˈlā-​, -​ˈla-​ \ or alaloi\ˈa-​lə-​ˌlȯi; (ˈ)ā-​ˈlā-​, -​ˈla-​ \

Definition of alalus 

: a hypothetical hominid lacking the faculty of speech

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First Known Use of alalus

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alalus

New Latin, from Greek alalos speechless, from a- a- entry 2 + lalos loquacious

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