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Meaning of GORILLA

Pronunciation:  gu'rilu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  largest anthropoid ape; terrestrial and vegetarian; of forests of central west Africa
 

GORILLA is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: Gorilla gorilla
 
 See Also: eastern lowland gorilla, genus Gorilla, Gorilla gorilla beringei, Gorilla gorilla gorilla, Gorilla gorilla grauri, great ape, mountain gorilla, pongid, silverback, western lowland gorilla

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a gorilla in your dream, suggests that you may be too "over the top" in your behavior. Perhaps you are compensating for your rigidity and stiffness in your waking life. Alternatively, the gorilla symbolizes your primitive impulses, wild nature and repressed sexual energy.
 
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