black ape


Definition of black ape

: a sooty black monkey (Cynopithecus niger) of Sulawesi having an extremely short tail and a long muzzle and being intermediate in several characteristics between the macaques and the baboons

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“Black ape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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