Definition of Barbary ape in English:

Barbary ape

noun

  • A tailless macaque monkey that is native to NW Africa and also found on the Rock of Gibraltar.

    • ‘For example, you absolutely must take a tour to the Upper Rock to see the famous Barbary apes, which live there in a semi-wild state.’
    • ‘Chris travels to Gibraltar to encounter the only free-living primates in Europe, Barbary apes, and joins a research boat to go dolphin watching around the bay.’
    • ‘Love them or hate them, you simply have to take a tour to the Upper Rock to see the famous Barbary apes who live in a semi-wild state.’
    • ‘But his real favorite was Gibraltar, where he mixed with his own kind, the Barbary apes.’
    • ‘The Rock itself has an uplifting natural beauty, stunning wildlife and those curious, but worldly, star celebrities - the cute, cheeky, tail-less Barbary apes called Macaques.’

Pronunciation:

Barbary ape

/ˈbɑːb(ə)ri ˌeɪp/