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o·rang·u·tan

 (ô-răng′ə-tăn′, ō-răng′-, ə-răng′-) also o·rang·ou·tang (-ə-tăng′)
n.
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.]

o•rang•u•tan

(ɔˈræŋ ʊˌtæn, oʊˈræŋ-, əˈræŋ-)

also o•rang′u•tang`, o•rang′ou•tang`

(-ˌtæŋ)

n.
a large, mostly arboreal, long-armed anthropoid ape, Pongo pygmaeus, of Borneo and Sumatra.
[1690–1700; < New Latin, Dutch < pidgin Malay: literally, forest man]

o·rang·u·tan

(ô-răng′ə-tăn′)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orangutan - large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habitsorangutan - 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
Translations
orangutan
Orang-UtanSokolski-Eröffnung
orangután
orang utan
オランウータン
References in classic literature ?
He found hundreds and thousands of monkeys sick--gorillas, orangoutangs, chimpanzees, dog-faced baboons, marmosettes, gray monkeys, red ones--all kinds.
Sur le mur, une collection ancienne de masques de platre melant types raciaux, orangoutang male, profils de guepard ou de chevreuil, serie de mufles, une horloge et le moulage mortuaire du visage de Gust, le gorille du zoo d'Anvers.
Orangoutang," makes one smile, amused at the antics of this zoo animal.