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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
(formerly would have been called a pongid/ape) fossil, not a human per se.
I like Gigantopithecus but "he" seems more pongid --??
Yet he graciously forgave Le Gros and thanked him for his apology—though he also added somewhat testily, “I think both Mary and I do know a genuine fossil when we see one and can distinguish a pongid ape from a hominid without any difficulty.”