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Definition of orang-utan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

orang-utan

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noun
BrE BrE//ɔːˌræŋ uːˈtæn//
 
, BrE//əˈræŋ uːtæn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈræŋ ətæn//
 
Wild mammals
 
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a large ape (= an animal like a large monkey with no tail) with long arms and reddish hair, that lives in Borneo and Sumatra From Malay orang utan/hutan, meaning ‘person of the forest’. See related entries: Wild mammals