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Meaning of gibbon

gib•bon

Pronunciation: (gib'un), [key]
  1. any small, slender, long-armed arboreal anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobates, of the East Indies and southern Asia: all gibbon species are reduced in number and some are very rare.

Gib•bon

Pronunciation: (gib'un), [key]
  1. 1737–94, English historian.
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