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 (ō-răng′, ô′răng)
n. Informal
An orangutan.
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(ɔːˈræŋ; ˈɔːræŋ)
(Animals) short for orang-utan
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(ɔˈræŋ ʊˌtæn, oʊˈræŋ-, əˈræŋ-)

also o•rang′u•tang`, o•rang′ou•tang`


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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Noun1.orang - large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habitsorang - large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits
great ape, pongid - any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
genus Pongo, Pongo - type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans
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