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ˈsi əˌmæŋsia·mang

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. siamang, Hylobates syndactylus, Symphalangus syndactylus(noun)

    large black gibbon of Sumatra having the 2nd and 3rd toes partially united by a web


  1. siamang(Noun)

    A large black gibbon, Symphalangus syndactylus, from Sumatra

Webster Dictionary

  1. Siamang(noun)

    a gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus), native of Sumatra. It has the second and third toes partially united by a web

  2. Origin: [Malay simang.]


  1. Siamang

    The siamang is a tailless, arboreal, black-furred gibbon native to the forests of Malaysia, Thailand, and Sumatra. The largest of the lesser apes, the siamang can be twice the size of other gibbons, reaching 1 m in height, and weighing up to 14 kg. The siamang is the only species in the genus Symphalangus. The siamang is distinctive for two reasons. The first is that two digits on each foot are partially joined by a membrane—hence the name "syndactylus", from the Ancient Greek sun-, "united" + daktulos, "finger". The second is the large gular sac, which is a throat pouch that can be inflated to the size of the siamang's head, allowing the animal to make loud, resonating calls or songs. There may be two subspecies of the siamang. If so, they are the nominate Sumatran siamang and the Malaysian siamang. Otherwise, the Malaysian individuals are only a population. The siamang occurs sympatrically with other gibbons; its two ranges are entirely within the combined ranges of the agile gibbon and the lar gibbon. Although the siamang is given a name different from that of other gibbons, this division is not cladistically sound, since the genus Nomascus split from the rest of the gibbons before the Symphalangus split.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Siamang

    sē′a-mang, n. the largest of the gibbons, found in Sumatra and Malacca. [Malay.]

Anagrams for siamang »

  1. misanga, Misanga

  2. gas main

  3. Misanga


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of siamang in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of siamang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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