noun tan·ga·lung \təŋˈgäləŋ\

Definition of tangalung



  1. :  a long-muzzled civet (Viverra tangalunga) that is dark gray with longitudinal black stripes more or less broken into spots and is widely distributed in the East Indies

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Origin and Etymology of tangalung

Malay těnggalong

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to criticize severely

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