pongid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Kongo mpongi ape Date: 1950 any of a family (Pongidae) of apes that includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan • pongid adjective

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  • pongid — [pän′jid] n. [< ModL Pongidae < Kongo mpongi + IDAE] a great ape …   English World dictionary

  • pongid — /pon jid/, n. 1. any anthropoid primate of the family Pongidae, comprising the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan; a great ape. adj. 2. pertaining to or being a great ape. [1950 55; < NL Pongidae family name, equiv. to Pong(o) type genus (said to …   Universalium

  • pongid — noun Any primate in the family Pongidae, including the great apes …   Wiktionary

  • pòngid — pòn|gid Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • pongid — [ pɒn(d)ʒɪd] noun Zoology a primate of a family (Pongidae) which comprises the great apes. Origin 1950s: from mod. L. Pongidae (plural), from the genus name Pongo, from Congolese mpongo …   English new terms dictionary

  • pongid — pon·gid …   English syllables

  • pongid — pon•gid [[t]ˈpɒn dʒɪd[/t]] n. mam any anthropoid ape of the family Pongidae, usu. comprising the gorilla, chimpanzee, and orangutan • Etymology: 1950–55; < NL Pongidae=Pong(o) the type genus (said to be < Kongo mpongi, mpungu ape) + idae id …   From formal English to slang

  • pongid — /ˈpɒndʒɪd/ (say ponjid) noun 1. one of the great apes of the family Pongidae, which includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan. –adjective 2. belonging or relating to the Pongidae. {New Latin Pongidae, the family, equivalent to Pongo, the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pongíd — a m (ȋ) nav. mn., zool. opice, ki so po drži, po obsegu možganov človeku najbolj podobne, Pongidae …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • pongid — n. & adj. n. any ape of the family Pongidae, including gorillas, chimpanzees, and orang utans. adj. of or relating to this family. Etymology: mod.L Pongidae f. Pongo the genus name: see PONGO(1) …   Useful english dictionary

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