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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gorilla  \Go*ril"la\,  n.  [An  African  word  found  in  a  Greek 
  translation  of  a  treatise  in  Punic  by  Hanno,  a  Carthaginian.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  arboreal,  anthropoid  ape  of  West  Africa.  It  is 
  larger  than  a  man,  and  is  remarkable  for  its  massive  skeleton 
  and  powerful  muscles,  which  give  it  enormous  strength.  In 
  some  respects  its  anatomy,  more  than  that  of  any  other  ape, 
  except  the  chimpanzee,  resembles  that  of  man. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gorilla 
  n  :  largest  anthropoid  ape;  terrestrial  and  vegetarian;  of 
  forests  of  central  west  Africa  [syn:  {Gorilla  gorilla}] 




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