siamang

noun
si·​a·​mang | \ ˈsē-ə-ˌmaŋ, ˈsī-\

Definition of siamang

: a black gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus) of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula that is the largest of the gibbons

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The siamangs, which normally swing from branch to branch in their leafy compound, are being ushered to an underground enclosure that withstands strong winds and flooding. Terace Garnier, Fox News, "As Hurricane Florence lashes North Carolina coastline, zoos prepare for the worst," 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of siamang

1822, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for siamang

Malay

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