pongid

noun
pon·​gid | \ ˈpän-jəd How to pronounce pongid (audio) , ˈpäŋ-gəd How to pronounce pongid (audio) \

Definition of pongid

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

Other Words from pongid

pongid adjective

First Known Use of pongid

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pongid

ultimately from Kongo mpongi ape

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“Pongid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pongid. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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