chimpanzee

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English[edit]

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A chimpanzee

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Etymology[edit]

The first recorded use of the name chimpanzee dates to 1738. The name is derived from an unspecified Bantu language of Angola, comparable to Vili ci-mpenzi.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /tʃɪmˈpæn.zi/, /ˌtʃɪm.pənˈziː/, /ˌtʃɪm.pænˈziː/
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Noun[edit]

chimpanzee (plural chimpanzees)

  1. Pan troglodytes, a species of great ape in the genus Pan, native to Africa, and believed by biologists to be the closest extant relative to humans along with the bonobo.
    Synonym: chimp
    Hyponyms: blackback, silverback
    Holonym: chimpkind
  2. (broadly) A member of the genus Pan, including the bonobo which is also known as the pygmy chimpanzee.

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  • Translingual: ChHV

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