Orangutan vs Platypus - What's the difference?

orangutan | platypus |

As a noun orangutan

is orangutan.

As a proper noun platypus is



Alternative forms

* orang utan, orang-utan, orang-utang, orangutang, orangoutan, orangoutang


(en noun)
  • An arboreal anthropoid ape genus Pongo'' consisting of two species, ''Pongo pygmaeus'' of Borneo and ''Pongo abelii of Sumatra, having a shaggy reddish-brown coat, very long arms, and no tail.
  • platypus


  • An egg-laying, semi-aquatic mammal with a bill resembling that of a duck, that has a mole-like body, a tail resembling that of a beaver, a waterproof pelt, and flat webbed feet — males have poisonous spurs on the inside of the back legs; Ornithorhynchus anatinus
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  • Synonyms

    * duck-billed platypus * duckbill * duckmole * watermole

    Derived terms

    * platypusary * platypussary

    See also

    * echidna * monotreme