Definition of Barbary ape in English:

Barbary ape

Syllabification: Bar·ba·ry ape

noun

  • A tailless macaque monkey that is native to northwestern Africa and also found on the Rock of Gibraltar.
    • Macaca sylvana, family Cercopithecidae
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    • The Rock itself has an uplifting natural beauty, stunning wildlife and those curious, but worldly, star celebrities - the cute, cheeky, tail-less Barbary apes called Macaques.
    • Chris travels to Gibraltar to encounter the only free-living primates in Europe, Barbary apes, and joins a research boat to go dolphin watching around the bay.
    • For example, you absolutely must take a tour to the Upper Rock to see the famous Barbary apes, which live there in a semi-wild state.

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