orang-utan

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orang-utan

(ɔːˌræŋuːˈtæn; ˌɔːræŋˈuːtæn) (ɔːˌræŋuːˈtæŋ; ˌɔːræŋˈuːtæŋ) ,

orang-utang

or

orang-outang

n
(Animals) a large anthropoid ape, Pongo pygmaeus, of the forests of Sumatra and Borneo, with shaggy reddish-brown hair and strong arms. Sometimes shortened to: orang
[C17: from Malay orang hutan, from ōrang man + hūtan forest]
Translations

orang-utan

[ɔːˌræŋuːˈtæn] Norangután m

orang-utan

orang-utang, orangutan, orang-outan [ˌɔːˌræŋuˈtæn] norang-outan m

orang-utan

[ɔːˌræŋuːˈtæn] norango, orangutan m inv

orang-utan

(ˈoːrӕŋˈuːtӕn) noun
a type of large, man-like ape.
References in classic literature ?
When you can look round a roomful of people and think that each one is a mere child in intellect compared with yourself you feel no more shy of them than you would of a select company of magpies or orang-outangs.
THE orang-outang in the big iron cage lashed to the sheep-pen began the discussion.
The orang-outang, troubled by some dream of the forests of his freedom, began to yell like a soul in purgatory, and to wrench madly at the bars of the cage.
His master had taught him, as he might an orang-outang, to rub the floors, dust the furniture, black his boots, brush his coats, and bring a lantern to guide him home at night if the weather were cloudy, and clogs if it rained.