of or like an ape or monkey
Origin of simian; from Classical Latin simia, an ape, probably ; from simus, flat-nosed ; from Classical Greek simos ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form swei-, to bend
an ape or monkey
- Relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a monkey or an ape: humans and other simian primates.
- Relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a monkey or a nonhuman ape: caricatures of politicians with simian features.
- A monkey or an ape.
- A monkey or a nonhuman ape.
Origin of simianFrom Latin s&imacron;mia, ape, probably from s&imacron;mus, snub-nosed, from Greek s&imacron;mos.
(comparative more simian, superlative most simian)
From Latin sÄ«mia (“ape, monkey"), from Ancient Greek ÏƒÎ¹Î¼ÏŒÏ‚ (simos, “bent upward").