Definition of Pongo

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans.

Exact synonyms: Genus Pongo
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Pongidae, Pongidae
Member holonyms: Orang, Orangutan, Orangutang, Pongo Pygmaeus



Definition of Pongo

1. n. Any large ape; especially, the chimpanzee and the orang- outang.

Definition of Pongo

1. Noun. (British military slang) a low ranking soldier ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) Any large ape, especially a chimpanzee or orangutan. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pongo

1. a monkey [n PONGOS or PONGOES]

Medical Definition of Pongo

1. Any large ape; especially, the chimpanzee and the orang-outang. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pongo

poneys
pong
ponga
pongas
ponged
pongee
pongees
ponghee
ponghees
pongid
pongidae
pongids
pongier
pongiest
ponging
pongo (current term)
pongo pygmaeus
pongoes
pongos
pongs
pongy
poniard
poniarded
poniarding
poniards
ponibility
ponied
ponied up
ponies
ponies up

Literary usage of Pongo

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

1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1877)
"Mr. pongo is in excellent health now, but has had two illnesses since he was sold to ... Mr. pongo had quite an irresistible air of enjoying the proceeding; ..."

2. Select Works of Thomas H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley (1886)
"And indeed nothing could look much less like the Chimpanzees or the Orangs, then known, than the pongo ; for all the specimens of Chimpanzee and Orang which ..."

3. Western Africa: Its History, Condition, and Prospects by John Leighton Wilson (1856)
"THE pongo, or Gabun Coast, as it is now called, extends from the Kamerun Kiver, ... The country receives its name from the pongo or Mpon- gwe people, who, ..."

4. Service & Sport in the Sudan: A Record of Administration in the Anglo by David Charles Edward ffrench Comyn (1911)
"Some miles further brought us to the pongo, or Ji as it is known in this reach. ... The Ji or pongo had sloping banks seven or eight ..."

5. Notes and Jottings from Animal Life by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1882)
"WHEN Mr. pongo, the gorilla, arrived in the year 1877, I had several interviews with him, and I made the following observations ou his structure and habits. ..."

6. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... of the Ape-monster pongo, their hunting, Idolatries ; and divers other observations. 1589-1607. j|O the Eastward of Longeri is the Province of Bongo, ..."

7. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... of the Ape-monster pongo, their hunting, Idolatries ; and divers other observations. 1589-1607. SO the Eastward of Longeri is the Province of Bongo, ..."

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