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o·rang·u·tan(ô-răng′ə-tăn′, ō-răng′-, ə-răng′-) also o·rang·ou·tang (-ə-tăng′)
Either of two large arboreal apes, Pongo pygmaeus of Borneo or P. abelii of Sumatra, having a shaggy reddish-brown coat, very long arms, and no tail.
[Malay orang hutan : orang, man + hutan, wilderness, jungle.]
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o•rang•u•tan(ɔˈræŋ ʊˌtæn, oʊˈræŋ-, əˈræŋ-)
also o•rang′u•tang`, o•rang′ou•tang`(-ˌtæŋ)
a large, mostly arboreal, long-armed anthropoid ape, Pongo pygmaeus, of Borneo and Sumatra.
[1690–1700; < New Latin, Dutch < pidgin Malay: literally, forest man]
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A large ape of the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, having long arms and a reddish-brown coat. Orangutans are highly intelligent and usually solitary.
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