Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Ponginae — the orangutans.

Etymologies

From New Latin, from Kongo mpongi, mpungu (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This suite of molar morphologies is also found to varying degrees in Pongo and Sivapithecus, but not in African apes and humans, and may be diagnostic of subfamily Ponginae.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The largest of them is called Pongo in their language, and the other

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • 'Regne Animal' (1829), Cuvier infers, from the 'proportions of all the parts' and 'the arrangements of the foramina and sutures of the head,' that the Pongo is the adult of the Orang-Utan, 'at least of a very closely allied species,' and this conclusion was eventually placed beyond all doubt by Professor Owen's Memoir published in the 'Zoological

    Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature

  • The "Engeco," however, is that "other monster" whose nature Battell "forgot to relate," while the name "Pongo" -- applied to the animal whose characters and habits are so fully and carefully described -- seems to have died out, at least in its primitive form and signification.

    Lectures and Essays

  • In the second edition of the 'Regne Animal' (1829), Cuvier infers, from the 'proportions of all the parts' and 'the arrangements of the foramina and sutures of the head,' that the Pongo is the adult of the Orang-Utan, 'at least of a very closely allied species,' and this conclusion was eventually placed beyond all doubt by Professor Owen's Memoir published in the 'Zoological

    Lectures and Essays

  • Putu Winchester, 33, who once played a surfer called Pongo on Home and Away, was arrested with four other Australians on March 19 in Buka, the centre of Bougainville province in PNG's east.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Winchester appeared in gritty teenage drama Heartbreak High, police series Water Rats and once played a surfer called Pongo on Home and Away.

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  • Dotty about Spotty: The newborn foal - real name Pongo - has been spotted on running about Dartmoor

    Home | Mail Online

  • At length someone poked his head round the traverse -- to discover "Pongo" sitting on the sandbag recently vacated by Corporal Bateman, trying to balance the bomb on the point of a bayonet.

    Mud and Khaki Sketches from Flanders and France

  • "Pongo" wandered off into a series of reminiscences of Gertie that have little to do with war and nothing to do with grumbling.

    Mud and Khaki Sketches from Flanders and France

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