pongid


pon·gid

noun \ˈpän-jəd, ˈpäŋ-gəd\

Definition of PONGID

:  any of a family (Pongidae) of apes that includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan
pongid adjective

Origin of PONGID

ultimately from Kongo mpongi ape
First Known Use: 1950

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