2016年5月28日 星期六

bonobo, arboreal, arboreous


Oliver Sacks Foundation

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'Ape House'

By SARA GRUEN
Reviewed by LEAH HAGER COHEN
Sara Gruen's busy novel, which concerns six bonobos and the people who conduct language studies with them, addresses a vast sweep of animal-human issues.


bonobo
n., pl., -bos.
An anthropoid ape (Pan paniscus) of north-central Congo (formerly Zaire), having black hair and more arboreal habits than the common chimpanzee (P. troglodytes). Also called pygmy chimpanzee.

[Of central African origin.]
ar·bo·re·al (är-bôr'ē-əl, -bōr'-) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Relating to or resembling a tree.
  2. Living in trees; arboreous: arboreal apes.
[From Latin arboreus, from arbor, tree.]
arboreally ar·bo're·al·ly adv.

arboreal 

Pronunciation: /ɑːˈbɔːrɪəl/ 

ADJECTIVE

1Living in trees:arboreal rodents
1.1Relating to trees.


arboreous (adjective) Abounding in trees.
Synonyms:woodsy
Usage:Oregon's arboreous landscape is both beautiful and serene.


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