[chim-pan-zee, chim-pan-zee] /ˌtʃɪm pænˈzi, tʃɪmˈpæn zi/
a large, somewhat arboreal anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, of equatorial Africa, having a brown-to-black coat, a relatively hairless face with a rounded muzzle, prominent ears, and hands adapted for knuckle-walking, noted for its intelligence and humanlike behavior: now greatly reduced in number and threatened with extinction in the wild.
a gregarious and intelligent anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, inhabiting forests in central W Africa
1738, from a Bantu language of Angola (cf. Tshiluba kivili-chimpenze “ape”). Short form chimp first attested 1877.
[chee-moo] /tʃiˈmu/ noun, plural Chimus (especially collectively) Chimu. 1. a member of an Amerindian people inhabiting the northern coast of Peru and having a highly developed urban culture that lasted until its destruction by the Incas. 2. the language of this people. adjective 3. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Chimu, their language, or […]
[chahy-nuh] /ˈtʃaɪ nə/ noun 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit-fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material, collectively: a collection of china. 5. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a playing marble of china, […]
noun 1. an asterlike composite plant, Callistephus chinensis, cultivated in numerous varieties having white, yellow, blue, red, or purple flowers. noun 1. a Chinese plant, Callistephus chinensis, widely cultivated for its aster-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
[kahy-nuh, kee-nuh] /ˈkaɪ nə, ˈki nə/ noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. another name for cinchona (sense 2)