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gorilla

(gə-rĭl′ə)
n.
Either of two large apes (Gorilla gorilla or G. beringei) native to the forests of equatorial Africa, having a stocky body and coarse dark brown or black hair.

gorilla

the biggest and strongest of the anthropoid apes; Gorilla gorilla of the family Pongidae. Up to 6 ft tall and 500 lb, mostly terrestrial, fruit-eating primate, with a ferocious appearance but gentle nature if unprovoked and a legendary involvement with human adventure. Include G. g. beringei, the mountain gorilla.