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[buh-noh-boh] /bəˈnoʊ boʊ/
noun, plural bonobos. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bonobo
  • The bonobo's life history is typical for a great ape.
  • Because of these similarities, studies of bonobo behavior can provide insight into human cognition and behavior.
  • The bonobo lives in different areas from the more aggressive common chimpanzee.
  • bonobo reproductive rates are not any higher than that of the common chimpanzee.
  • The key to bonobo conservation efforts is balancing these issues.
British Dictionary definitions for bonobo


an anthropoid ape, Pan paniscus, of central W Africa: similar to the chimpanzee but much smaller and having a black face Also called pygmy chimpanzee
Word Origin
C20: from W African language
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