chimpanzee

[chim-pan-zee, chim-pan-zee]
noun
a large, somewhat arboreal anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, of equatorial Africa, having a brown-to-black coat, a relatively hairless face with a rounded muzzle, prominent ears, and hands adapted for knuckle-walking, noted for its intelligence and humanlike behavior: now greatly reduced in number and threatened with extinction in the wild.


Origin:
1730–40; presumably < a Bantu language of the Atlantic coast

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chimpanzee (ˌtʃɪmpænˈziː)
 
n
a gregarious and intelligent anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, inhabiting forests in central W Africa
 
[C18: from Kongo dialect]

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chimpanzee
1738, from a Bantu language of Angola (cf. Tshiluba kivili-chimpenze "ape"). Short form chimp first attested 1877.
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For that matter our closest ancestor the chimpanzee eats meat in the form of
  monkeys, and such.
They are also compared to our closest living relative, the chimpanzee.
Nim was a smart and engaging chimpanzee that touched everyone who worked with
  him.
Researchers may get up at dawn hoping to grab chimpanzee faeces that fall from
  the trees.
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