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Meaning of GIBBON

Pronunciation:  'gibun, 'gibun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tail; of southern Asia and East Indies
  2. [n]  English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)

GIBBON is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: Edward Gibbon, Hylobates lar
 See Also: genus Hylobates, historian, historiographer, Hylobates, lesser ape



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gib"bon\, n. [Cf. F. gibbon.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any arboreal ape of the genus {Hylobates}, of which many
species and varieties inhabit the East Indies and Southern
Asia. They are tailless and without cheek pouches, and have
very long arms, adapted for climbing.

Note: The white-handed gibbon ({Hylobates lar}), the crowned
      ({H. pilatus}), the wou-wou or singing gibbon ({H.
      agilis}), the siamang, and the hoolock. are the most
      common species.