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orang-utan

Saltos de línea: orang-utan
Pronunciación: /ɔːˌraŋuːˈtan
 
, əˈraŋuːtan
 
/
(also orang-utang /-uːˈtaŋ/)

Definición de orang-utan en inglés:

sustantivo

A large mainly solitary arboreal ape with long red hair, long arms, and hooked hands and feet, native to Borneo and Sumatra.
  • Pongo pygmaeus, family Pongidae
Example sentences
  • Experts now bracket humans in the ‘hominidae’ family of great apes, along with orang-utans, chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas.
  • He added: ‘When people think of monkeys they think of chimpanzees and orang-utans which are actually great apes.’
  • In fact, actually compared to chimpanzees and gorillas the orang-utans are really much more endangered.

Origen

late 17th century: from Malay orang utan 'forest person'.

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