Definition of bonobo in English:

bonobo

Syllabification: bo·no·bo
Pronunciation: /bəˈnōbō
 
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noun (plural bonobos)

  • A chimpanzee with a black face and black hair, found in the rain forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire). Also called pygmy chimpanzee.
    • Pan paniscus, family Pongidae
    More example sentences
    • His favorite species for this work are chimpanzees, bonobos, and capuchin monkeys.
    • Experts now bracket humans in the ‘hominidae’ family of great apes, along with orang-utans, chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas.
    • The situation is most dire for primates such as bonobos, chimpanzees and gorillas.

Origin

1950s: a local word.

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