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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pongo, genus Pongonoun

    type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans


  1. pongonoun

    a low ranking soldier


  1. pongo

    Pongo is a genus of great apes that includes two species, the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii). They are known for their intelligence, long arms and reddish-brown hair. Additionally, "Pongo" is also a term used in British military slang to refer to a member of the infantry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pongonoun

    any large ape; especially, the chimpanzee and the orang-outang


  1. Pongo

    A pongo is a type of canyon or narrow gorge along rivers in Peru, especially on the Marañón River and its affluents, in the Amazonas Region. See: ⁕Pongos in Amazonas, the big pongos of Marañón River ⁕The Amazonas Region, home to pongos ⁕The Pongo de Manseriche, gorge in northwest Peru where the Marañón River runs ⁕The Pongo de Mainique, most dangerous whitewater pass on the Urubamba River ⁕The Olmos-Marañon Route, transcontinental road, includes the "route of pongos" ⁕The Marañón River, has 35 miles of pongos before the Amazon River ⁕The Huallaga River, crossing the Andes forming the Pongo de Aguirre

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pongo

    pong′gō, n. a large anthropoid ape of Borneo.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pongo

    A genus of orangutans in the family HOMINIDAE, comprising two species. Among the PRIMATES, the orangutan is second in size only to the gorilla (GORILLA GORILLA).

Editors Contribution

  1. pongo

    Any soldier. As in “where the soldier goes, the pong goes too.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 23, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pongo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pongo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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