Pongid meaning

pŏnjĭd
Any of various apes of the subfamily Ponginae, which includes only the orangutans and their extinct relatives.
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Any of various apes of the formerly recognized family Pongidae, which included the chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. No longer in scientific use.
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A great ape.
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Any of various apes of the subfamily Ponginae, which includes only the orangutans and their extinct relatives.
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Any of various apes of the formerly recognized family Pongidae, which included the chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. No longer in scientific use.
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Any primate in the family Pongidae, including the great apes.
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Origin of pongid

  • From New Latin Pongidae former family name from Pongo type genus from obsolete French pongo great ape of Africa of Bantu origin western dialectal Kongo mpungu gorilla

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition