chimpanzee

noun chim·pan·zee \ (ˌ)chim-ˌpan-ˈzē , -pən-ˈzē , -ˈpan-zē , sometimes (ˌ)shim- \

Definition of chimpanzee

:an anthropoid ape (Pan troglodytes) of equatorial Africa that is smaller and more arboreal than the gorilla — compare bonobo

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Origin and Etymology of chimpanzee

Kongo dialect chimpenzi


CHIMPANZEE Defined for English Language Learners

chimpanzee

noun

Definition of chimpanzee for English Language Learners

  • : an intelligent animal that is a type of ape and that lives mostly in trees in Africa


CHIMPANZEE Defined for Kids

chimpanzee

noun chim·pan·zee \ ˌchim-ˌpan-ˈzē , chim-ˈpan-zē \

Definition of chimpanzee for Students

:an African ape that lives mostly in trees and is smaller than the related gorilla

Medical Dictionary

chimpanzee

noun chim·pan·zee \ ˌchim-ˌpan-ˈzē , ˌshim- , -pən-; chim-ˈpan-zē , shim- \

medical Definition of chimpanzee

:an anthropoid ape of the genus Pan (P. troglodytes) found in equatorial Africa that is smaller and more arboreal than the gorilla — see bonobo


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