chimpanzee

Definitions of chimpanzee
  1. noun
    intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests
    synonyms: Pan troglodytes, chimp
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    Pan troglodytes verus, western chimpanzee
    masked or pale-faced chimpanzees of western Africa; distantly related to the eastern and central chimpanzees; possibly a distinct species
    Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii, eastern chimpanzee
    long-haired chimpanzees of east-central Africa; closely related to the central chimpanzees
    Pan troglodytes troglodytes, central chimpanzee
    black-faced chimpanzees of central Africa; closely related to eastern chimpanzees
    Pan paniscus, bonobo, pygmy chimpanzee
    small chimpanzee of swamp forests in Zaire; a threatened species
    type of:
    great ape, pongid
    any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
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