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gorilla

go·ril·la

gorilla

pronunciation:
g rI l
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the largest of all apes, native to Africa and a plant-eater that lives on the ground.
 
definition 2: a man who is large and brutish.
definition 3: a thug.
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The words gorilla and guerilla sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why it might be dangerous to call a guerilla a gorilla, look up guerilla.
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