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[ oh-ling-goh ]
/ oʊˈlɪŋ goʊ /

noun, plural o·lin·gos.

any raccoonlike, nocturnal, fruit-eating mammal of the genus Bassaricyon, inhabiting tropical jungles from Nicaragua to Peru and Bolivia and having large eyes and a long, ringed tail.

Nearby words

oligotrophy, oligozoospermia, oliguria, olin, olinda, olingo, olinguito, olio, oliphant, oliva, olivaceous

Origin of olingo

First recorded in 1915–20; of unexplained orig. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for olingo

  • Its close relative, the olingo, Bassaricyon gabbii, appears to share the same condition (Table 10).

    Metabolic Adaptation to Climate and Distribution of the Raccoon Procyon Lotor and Other Procyonidae|John N. Mugaas