• WordNet 3.6
    • n chimpanzee intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has
    • n Chimpanzee (Zoöl) An african ape (Pan troglodytes, formerly Anthropithecus troglodytes, or Troglodytes niger) which approaches more nearly to man, in most respects, than any other ape. It is the most intelligent of non-human animals, and when full grown, it is from three to four feet high. A variant called the pygmy chimpanzee, or bonobo, has been recently recognized as a separate species.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1969 the US launched a male chimpanzee called Ham into space.
    • n chimpanzee A large West African ape, Troglodytes (or Anthropopithecus or Mimetes) niger, belonging to the anthropoid or man-like monkeys, of the family Simiidæ and suborder Anthropoidea, with dark blackish-brown hair, flesh-colored hands and feet, arms reaching to the knee, and very large ears, and like the orang in having the hair on its forearm turned backward, but differing from it in having an additional dorsal vertebra and a thirteenth pair of ribs. In its organization and form it presents a close resemblance to man. The structure of its lower extremities enables it to walk erect better than most of the apes, although its habits are in reality arboreal, and when on the ground it usually goes on all-fours. It feeds on fruits and nuts, lives in small societies, and constructs a sort of nest among the branches of trees. The height of a full-grown male chimpanzee is about four feet. This animal is most nearly related to the gorilla.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first chimpanzee to travel into space was named Ham. He got the name from the lab he was raised in, the Holloman AeroMedical laboratory in Alamogordo, NM. Ham flew in a Mercury space capsule in 1961. His trip also proved that space travel was safe for humans.
    • n Chimpanzee chim-pan′zē an African ape, the highest of the anthropoid or more man-like apes, belonging to the same genus as the gorilla.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the native name: cf. F. chimpanzé, chimpansé, chimpanzée,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
West African.


In literature:

The home of the gorilla and chimpanzee are in the tropical forests of the coasts of Western Africa.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
He must have smashed the monkeys' cages during the night, for the rigging was dotted with chimpanzees, orangs, and the small fellows.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
She never favours me with her views,' said Fox-Moore, with his chimpanzee smile.
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
Zebra, gorilla, and chimpanzee are native African words, and orang-utan is Malay, meaning Man of the Woods.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Even our "nearest and dearest" relatives in the animal world, the gorilla, the chimpanzee and the ourang, are doomed.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The big chimpanzee man, Tom, had a huge pile in front of him.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
In the dim light I see a chimpanzee-like face looking up to mine.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Elizabeth Robins
Again, we have the fact that man possesses normally only twelve ribs, one less than is found in the gorilla and the chimpanzee.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
Chimp was short for chimpanzee, an animal which his schoolfellows agreed that he was like.
"The Flamp, The Ameliorator, and The Schoolboy's Apprentice" by E. V. Lucas
Its strength is astonishing; one chimpanzee can break off branches of trees which two men cannot bend.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
The cerebrum of man, in proportion to the size of his body, far surpasses that of the chimpanzee or gorilla.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
It caused him to consider how, after all, human beings were akin to gorillas and chimpanzees.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
After them followed a chimpanzee, and a serpent-charmer, and a whole forest-full of humming-birds, and we cannot recollect what else.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
Two kinds of buffaloes are found in the forests, which are the home of the gorilla and chimpanzee.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
The Catarrhini are restricted entirely to the Old World, and include the gorilla, the chimpanzee and orang-utan.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
He squared his shoulders and threw back his head, though his jaw was chattering like a chimpanzee's.
"The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel" by Mary E. Hanshew
More than a year ago I made some splendid records of the sounds of the two chimpanzees in the Cincinnati collection.
"The Speech of Monkeys" by R. L. Garner
On the Mental Faculties of the Bald Chimpanzee (Anthropopithecus calvus).
"Clever Hans" by Oskar Pfungst
Most authorities place the chimpanzee and the gorilla in the genus Anthropopithecus.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
They include the baboons, gorillas, orang-outangs, and chimpanzees.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In poetry:

C was a cool Chimpanzee,
Who went to an afternoon tea.
When they said, "Will you take
A caraway cake?"
He greedily took twenty-three!
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
May I have a word with you
Or several, like thrush or frock.
We put them on the table,
sip them through straws,
chimpanzees with marrow bones.
It's fun, I give you my word.
"May I Have a Word?" by Raymond Queneau

In news:

Swinging with the gang in ' Chimpanzee ': Footage is fab but Disney gets in the way.
Disney Three-year-old "Oscar" is the star of " Chimpanzee ".
A more salient point could have been explored further: There are now only one-fifth as many chimpanzees living in the wild as there were in 1960.
Narrated by Buzz Lightyear himself, Tim Allen, " Chimpanzee " tells the story of a troop of chimpanzees living in the jungles of Ivory Coast and Uganda.
According to geneticists, human beings and chimpanzees may share as much as 99 percent of their genetic material.
We do need to know where we actually are — and we should know what sort of future wild chimpanzees face.
The other chimpanzees in the story have equally cute names like Scar, Freddy and Rufus, presumably because Kong and Caesar would be too intimidating.
' Chimpanzee ' review: Film is interesting, affecting.
View full size Martyn Colbeck/Courtesy Disney Oscar the chimpanzee eats a honeycomb in Disney's " Chimpanzee ".
The Lucky One, Think Like a Man, Darling Companion, Chimpanzee , Marley and more.
"The film will help the chimpanzees ' exposure," Goodall said at the premiere.
Not only is this going to be a beautiful film to see you will also be able to help chimpanzees in the wild when going to the movie.
The money will be used to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.
Care for Chimpanzees Retired from Research Use and Deciding Endangered Classification Key to Policy Changes.
Because they share 99 percent of humans' genetic makeup, chimpanzees have long been used to test medicines being researched for human use.

In science:

Thus humans and chimpanzees are probably adjacent, but not humans and frogs.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
MR0105747 Nielsen, R., Bustamante, C., Clark, A. G., Glanowski, S., Sackton, T. B. et al. (2005). A scan for positively selected genes in the genomes of humans and chimpanzees.
A time-dependent Poisson random field model for polymorphism within and between two related biological species
If the probability of death in a single period is set to m ≈ e−10 , (estimated for a subadult male chimpanzee; cf.
Stable isotopes, functional morphology, and human evolution: a model of consilience
Woodruff 1994 Kin selection, social structure, gene flow, and the evolution of chimpanzees.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
Groves 1993 Multivariate craniometric variation in chimpanzees: implications for species identification in Paleoanthropology.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
Fig. 2. 1000 Moore rejection samples (gray dots) from the posterior distribution over the unrooted quartet tree space of Chimpanzee (Ch.), Gorilla (Go.), Orangutan (Or.) and Gibbon (Gi.) depicted over the four marginal triplet branch lengths.
Auto-validating von Neumann Rejection Sampling from Small Phylogenetic Tree Spaces