Simian definition

sĭmē-ən
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Relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a monkey or an ape.

Humans and other simian primates.

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A monkey or a nonhuman ape.
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Of or like an ape or monkey.
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Relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a monkey or a nonhuman ape.

Caricatures of politicians with simian features.

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A monkey or an ape.
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An ape or monkey.
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Relating to, characteristic of, or resembling a monkey or an ape.

Humans and other simian primates.

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A monkey or an ape.
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A monkey or a nonhuman ape.
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An ape or monkey. Ther term simian is no longer used in scientific contexts.
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Of or pertaining to apes; apely.
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Bearing resemblance to an ape.
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A monkey or an ape, especially an anthropoid.
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Resembling or characteristic of apes or monkeys.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
simian
Plural:
simians

Origin of simian

  • From Latin sīmia ape probably from sīmus snub-nosed from Greek sīmos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sÄ«mia (“ape, monkey"), from Ancient Greek σιμός (simos, “bent upward").

    From Wiktionary