- A great ape of the genus Pan, native to Africa, and believed by biologists to be the closest extant relative to humans.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Chim*pan"zee (ch&ibreve;m*păn"z&esl;; 277),
n. [From the native name: cf. F.
chimpanzée.] (Zoöl.) An african
ape (Anthropithecus troglodytes or Troglodytes
niger) which approaches more nearly to man, in most respects,
than any other ape. When full grown, it is from three to four
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Chimpanzee, a large African ape, from 3 to 4 ft. in height, and more
allied in several respects to man than any other ape: it is found chiefly
in W. Africa.
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