Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large black gibbon (Symphalangus syndactylus or Hylobates syndactylus) of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula, having an inflatable throat sac and a web of skin joining the second and third toes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large black gibbon, Symphalangus syndactylus, from Sumatra

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus), native of Sumatra. It has the second and third toes partially united by a web.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The gibbon Hylobates syndactylus or Siamanga syndactyla, the largest of the gibbons, with extremely long arms, and the second and third digits united to some extent. It is a very active arboreal ape, inhabiting Sumatra and the Malay peninsula. See gibbon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large black gibbon of Sumatra having the 2nd and 3rd toes partially united by a web

Etymologies

Malay.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay siamang. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The siamang is a black-furred gibbon native to forests in Malaysia and Indonesia's Sumatra province.

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  • So if you looked at the animal you might say that it resembled a siamang or an agile gibbon on steroids!

    On the trail of the orang pendek, Sumatra's mystery ape | Richard Freeman

  • However, these forests contain numerous primate species such as several leaf-monkey species, slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis), pig-tailed macaque (M. nemestrina), and siamang (Hylobates syndactylus), the region's largest gibbon and found only in Malaya and Sumatra's lowland forests.

    Sumatran lowland rain forests

  • Other primarily montane species include the gymnure (Hylomys suillus), siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus), and red-cheeked squirrel (Dremomys rufigenys).

    Peninsular Malaysian montane rain forests

  • Kerinci-Seblat National Park is an important site for one of the last remaining populations of the Sumatran rhinoceros and Sumatran rabbit, as well as siamang and agile gibbon.

    Sumatran montane rain forests

  • The destruction includes prime habitat for the orangutan, siamang, and white-handed gibbon.

    Sumatran montane rain forests

  • Several other mammal species are found in this ecoregion, including numerous primate species such as several leaf-monkeys, siamang (Hylobates syndactylus), the region's largest gibbon, wild dog (Cuon alpinus), sun bear (Ursus malayanus), and clouded leopard (Pardofelis nebulosa).

    Sumatran montane rain forests

  • Numerous primate species live in these forests, including the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis), pig-tailed macaque (M. nemestrina), and siamang (Hylobates syndactylus), Sumatra's largest gibbon.

    Sumatran freshwater swamp forests

  • Biodiversity FeaturesThere are no endemic mammalmammals in the ecoregion, but many species are known to use mangroves, including the tiger (Panthera tigris), tapir (Tapirus indicus), and siamang (Hylobates syndactylus).

    Indochina mangroves

  • He is having a business conversation just now with some Rajahs, whose numerous followers are standing and lying about, and Eblis is sitting on his shoulder with one arm round his neck, while Mahmoud sits on the table opening letters, and the siamang, sitting on the rafter, is looking down with an unpleasant look.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

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