Definition of Ourang

1. n. The orang-outang.



Definition of Ourang

1. Noun. An orangutan. ¹

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Definition of Ourang

1. orang [n -S] - See also: orang

Medical Definition of Ourang

1. An arboreal anthropoid ape (Simia satyrus), which inhabits Borneo and Sumatra. Often called simply orang. Alternative forms: orang-outan, orang-utan, ourang-utang, and oran-utan. It is over four feet high, when full grown, and has very long arms, which reach nearly or quite to the ground when the body is erect. Its colour is reddish brown. In structure, it closely resembles man in many respects. Origin: Malayan rang tan, i. E, man of the woods; rang man + tan a forest, wood, wild, savage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ourang

ouped
ouph
ouphe
ouphen
ouphes
ouphs
ouping
oupire
oupires
oups
our
our kid
ourali
ouralis
ourang (current term)
ourang-outang
ourang-outangs
ourangs
ouranographist
ouranography
ouranophobia
ourari
ouraris
ourayite
ourebi
ourebis
ouretic
ourie
ourier

Literary usage of Ourang

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1. Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D. by Thomas Smyth (1910)
"These important differences may readily be distinguished in the figures 5 and 6, which represent the base of the human skull and of the ourang. ..."

2. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1901)
"... Giles's—The Cowgate—The College— Holy-rood House—Swift- Witchcraft—Lord Monboddo and the ourang-Outang—Actors- Poetry and Lexicography—Scepticism—Vane ..."

3. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"In the same house with the giraffes is an animal that more than divides with them the attention and curiosity of visitors; this is the female ourang-outan, ..."

4. Bible Defence of Slavery: And Origin, Fortunes, and History of the Negro Race by Josiah Priest (1852)
"... in their approximation to the form of the ourang-outang, through the influence of negro amalgamation— Deterioration of the mental image of God, ..."

5. A Popular Account of the Manners and Customs of India by Charles Acland (1879)
"There, sitting as quietly and demurely as possible, was an enormous ourang-outang, or monkey of some sort. When I first caught sight of him he had my ..."

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