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gibbon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
gibbongib‧bon /ˈɡɪbən/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBAa small animal like a monkey, with long arms and no tail, that lives in trees in Asia
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gibbonAt first glance I thought I was looking at a cross between a gibbon and a goat.The whole thing seethed, illusion and allusion swinging from branch to branch like gibbons in the treetops.What is more, male gibbons are of little use as fathers.Their curious calling attracted some gibbons, our first real sighting of wildlife.It justifies the decision to go to the park as a means to see the gibbons.If we were gibbons, our lives would be unrecognizable.The one enormous danger to a young gibbon that its father can guard against is murder by another male gibbon.
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