Definition of Orangutan

1. Noun. Large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits.

Exact synonyms: Orang, Orangutang, Pongo Pygmaeus
Generic synonyms: Great Ape, Pongid
Group relationships: Genus Pongo, Pongo



Definition of Orangutan

1. Noun. An arboreal anthropoid ape genus ''Pongo'' consisting of two species, ''Pongo pygmaeus'' of Borneo and ''Pongo abelii'' of Sumatra, having a shaggy reddish-brown coat, very long arms, and no tail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orangutan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orangutan

orangery
oranges
orangest
orangewood
orangewoods
orangey
orangier
orangiest
oranging
orangish
orangite
orangites
orangoutang
orangoutangs
orangs
orangutan (current term)
orangutang
orangutangs
orangutanlike
orangutans
orangy
orant
orants
oraria
orarian
orarians
orarion
orarions
orarium
orariums

Literary usage of Orangutan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"This center, founded in 1986 and funded by orangutan Foundation International (www.orangutan.org), is the most important in Indonesia for conservation and ..."

2. Spanish/english Read& Understand, Grade 3 by Jo Ellen Moore (2005)
"Describe an orangutan. 2. What is unusual about the arms of an orangutan? ... What does a young orangutan learn from its mother? How does it learn? 5. ..."

3. Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei by Karl-Heinz Reger (1997)
"The visitor's main destination in this region is the Sepilok orangutan Keha- ... A male orangutan named Hein was even repatriated to Sepilok around 20 years ..."

4. Winners in Life's Race, Or, The Great Backboned Family by Arabella Burton Buckley (1882)
"gent orangutan* or Mias which wanders in the same forest. He has shorter arms, only reaching to the ankle, and he climbs half upright from tree-top to ..."

5. Asia by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"orangutan Reproduce page 49 for each student. As a class, read and discuss the information. Have students use class resources ..."

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