pongid

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noun pon·gid \ˈpän-jəd, ˈpäŋ-gəd\

Definition of pongid

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

pongid

adjective

Origin and Etymology of pongid

ultimately from Kongo mpongi ape


First Known Use: 1950


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