gorilla definition

  • noun:
    • the greatest regarding the anthropoid apes (Gorilla gorilla) native to the forests of equatorial Africa, having a stocky body and coarse, darkish or black colored tresses.
    • Slang A brutish guy.
    • Slang A thug.
    • The largest regarding the apes, indigenous to the woodlands of main Africa, and recognized for its characteristic of knuckle-walking
    • a huge and brutish guy or a thug; a goon or ruffian.
    • A large, arboreal, anthropoid ape of West Africa. Its bigger than a guy, and is remarkable for the massive skeleton and powerful muscle tissue, which provide huge energy. In a few respects its anatomy, more than that of some other ape, except the chimpanzee, resembles that of guy.
    • The largest understood anthropoid ape, Troglodytes gorilla, associated with family members Simiidæ, suborder Anthropoidea, and purchase Primates, most closely resembling guy, especially in the form of the pelvis and in the proportion of molar teeth to the incisors.
    • [capitalized] A genus of Simiidæ, obtaining the gorilla, Gorilla gina or G. savagei, as kind and only types.
    • biggest anthropoid ape; terrestrial and vegetarian; of forests of central west Africa

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