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Meaning of white-handed gibbon

white'-hand•ed gib'bon

Pronunciation: (hwīt'han"did, -han'-, wīt'-), [key]
  1. a gibbon, Hylobates lar, inhabiting Thailand, the Malay Peninsula, and northern Sumatra, varying from black to light buff in color, and having white hands and feet: an endangered species. Also called
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