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bon·go 1

 (bŏng′gō, bông′-)
n. pl. bon·gos
A large, forest-dwelling antelope (Tragelaphus eurycerus) of central and western Africa, having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and lyre-shaped, spirally twisted horns.

[Of Bantu origin; akin to Lingala mongu, antelope.]

bon·go 2

 (bŏng′gō, bông′-)
n. pl. bon·gos or bon·goes
One of a pair of connected tuned drums that are played by beating with the hands.

[American Spanish bongó, probably of West African origin.]

bongo

(ˈbɒŋɡəʊ)
n, pl -go or -gos
(Animals) a rare spiral-horned antelope, Boocercus (or Taurotragus) eurycerus, inhabiting forests of central Africa. The coat is bright red-brown with narrow cream stripes
[of African origin]

bongo

(ˈbɒŋɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos or -goes
(Instruments) a small bucket-shaped drum, usually one of a pair, played by beating with the fingers
[American Spanish, probably of imitative origin]

Bongo

(ˈbɒŋɡəʊ)
n
(Biography) Omar. original name Albert Bernard Bongo. 1935–2009, Gabonese statesman; president of Gabon (1967–2009)

bon•go1

(ˈbɒŋ goʊ, ˈbɔŋ-)

n., pl. -gos, (esp. collectively) -go.
a reddish brown antelope, Tragelaphuseuryceros, of tropical Africa, having white stripes and large, spirally twisted horns.
[1860–65]

bon•go2

(ˈbɒŋ goʊ, ˈbɔŋ-)

n., pl. -gos, -goes.
one of a pair of small tuned drums, played by beating with the fingers.
[1915–20, Amer.; < American Spanish bongó]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bongo - a small drumbongo - a small drum; played with the hands
drum, membranophone, tympan - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
2.bongo - large forest antelope of central Africa having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and spiral hornsbongo - large forest antelope of central Africa having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and spiral horns
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Strepsiceros, genus Tragelaphus, Strepsiceros, Tragelaphus - African antelopes: kudus; bongos; nyalas; bushbucks
Translations

bongo

[ˈbɒŋgəʊ] N (also bongo drum) → bongó m

bongo

[ˈbɒŋgəʊ] nbongo m

bongo

nBongo nt or f

bongo

[ˈbɒŋgəʊ] nbongos mpl
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Guy-Bertrand Mapangou, spokesman for the government, announced the deaths and arrests on Monday after soldiers briefly seized the radio station and broadcast a message saying Bongo was no longer fit for office, Al-Jazeera reported.
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