from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An anthropoid ape of the family Pongidae, which includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan.
- adj. Of or belonging to the family Pongidae.
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- n. Any primate in the family Pongidae, including the great apes.
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- n. any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
From New Latin Pongidae, family name, from Pongo, type genus, of African origin; akin to Kikongo im-pongo.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)