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Definition of baboon. Meaning of baboon. Synonyms of baboon

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Definition of baboon

Baboon Bab*oon", n. [OE. babewin, baboin, fr.F. babouin, or LL. babewynus. Of unknown origin; cf. D. baviaan, G. pavian, baboon, F. babin lip of ape, dogs, etc., dial. G. b["a]ppe mouth.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. They are mostly African. See Mandrill, and Chacma, and Drill an ape.

Meaning of baboon from wikipedia

- for other uses, see baboon (disambiguation). baboons are african and arabian old world monkeys belonging to the genus papio, part of the subfamily cercopithecinae
- the olive baboon (papio anubis), also called the anubis baboon, is a member of the family cercopithecidae (old world monkeys). the species is the most
- hamadryas baboon (/ˌhæməˈdraɪəs/; papio hamadryas) is a species of baboon from the old world monkey family. it is the northernmost of all the baboons, being
- the guinea baboon (papio papio) is a baboon from the old world monkey family. some (older) cl****ifications list only two species in the genus papio, this
- the yellow baboon (papio cynocephalus) is a baboon in the family of old world monkeys. the species epithet literally means 'dog-head' in gr****, due to
- the chacma baboon (papio ursinus), also known as the cape baboon, is, like all other baboons, from the old world monkey family. it is one of the largest
- the kinda baboon (papio cynocephalus subsp. kindae) is a subspecies of baboon present in the miombo woodlands of angola, the democratic republic of the
- jack (died 1890) was a chacma baboon, who attained a measure of fame for acting as an ****istant to a disabled railway signalman in south africa.