plural -s

Word History


borrowed from French, borrowed from Malagasy ampongy, name for the eastern wooly lemur (Avahi laniger)

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ampongue was in 1897

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“Ampongue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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