from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. [lowercase] An old name of the orangs.
- n. The genus of orangs: synonymous with Simia. Two supposed species have been called S. orang and S. morio.
- n. In entomology, the typical genus of Satyrinæ, having such species as S. galatea, the marble butterfly. Also called Hipparchia.
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The fourth, the satyrus, is lively and has a pleasant face.
In all these objects I succeeded beyond my expectations, and will now give some account of my experience in hunting the Orangutan, or “Mias,” as it is called by the natives; and as this name is short, and easily pronounced, I shall generally use it in preference to Simia satyrus, or
-- Section of skull of adult orang-outang _ (Simia satyrus) _.
I shall generally use it in preference to Simia satyrus, or Orangutan.
We must not believe, notwithstanding the assertions of almost all zoological writers, that the word orang-otang is applied exclusively in the Malay language to the Simia satyrus of Borneo.
We must not believe, notwithstanding the assertions of almost all zoological writers, that the word orang-otang is applied exclusively in the Malay language to the Simia satyrus of
"I have not observed the situation of the occipital opening of the jacko or orang-outang (_Simia satyrus_ L.); but as I know that this animal almost habitually walks erect, though it has no strength in its legs, I suppose that the occipital foramen is not situated so far from the base of the skull as in the other _Quadrumana_.
"The Angola orang (_Simia troglodytes_ Lin.) is the highest animal; it is much more perfect than the orang of the Indies (_Simia satyrus_ Lin.), which is called the orang-outang, and, nevertheless, as regards their structure they are both very inferior to man in bodily faculties and intelligence.
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