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Definition of Cynocephalus sphinx

Cynocephalus sphinx
The awful ruins of the days of old . . . Or jasper tomb, or mutilated sphinx. --Shelley. (b) On Greek art and mythology, a she-monster, usually represented as having the winged body of a lion, and the face and breast of a young woman. Note: The most famous Grecian sphinx, that of Thebes in B[oe]otia, is said to have proposed a riddle to the Thebans, and killed those who were unable to guess it. The enigma was solved by [OE]dipus, whereupon the sphinx slew herself. ``Subtle as sphinx.' --Shak. 2. Hence: A person of enigmatical character and purposes, especially in politics and diplomacy. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large moths of the family Sphingid[ae]; -- called also hawk moth. Note: The larva is a stout naked caterpillar which, when at rest, often assumes a position suggesting the Egyptian sphinx, whence the name. 4. (Zo["o]l.) The Guinea, or sphinx, baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx). Sphinx baboon (Zo["o]l.), a large West African baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx), often kept in menageries. Sphinx moth. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Sphinx, 3.
Cynocephalus sphinx
The awful ruins of the days of old . . . Or jasper tomb, or mutilated sphinx. --Shelley. (b) On Greek art and mythology, a she-monster, usually represented as having the winged body of a lion, and the face and breast of a young woman. Note: The most famous Grecian sphinx, that of Thebes in B[oe]otia, is said to have proposed a riddle to the Thebans, and killed those who were unable to guess it. The enigma was solved by [OE]dipus, whereupon the sphinx slew herself. ``Subtle as sphinx.' --Shak. 2. Hence: A person of enigmatical character and purposes, especially in politics and diplomacy. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large moths of the family Sphingid[ae]; -- called also hawk moth. Note: The larva is a stout naked caterpillar which, when at rest, often assumes a position suggesting the Egyptian sphinx, whence the name. 4. (Zo["o]l.) The Guinea, or sphinx, baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx). Sphinx baboon (Zo["o]l.), a large West African baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx), often kept in menageries. Sphinx moth. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Sphinx, 3.
Cynocephalus sphinx
Papion Pa"pi*on, n. [Prob. from native name: cf. Sp. papion.] (Zo["o]l.) A West African baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx), allied to the chacma. Its color is generally chestnut, varying in tint.

Meaning of Cynocephalus sphinx from wikipedia

- The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Old World monkey (Cercopithecidae) family. It is one of two species ****igned to the genus Mandrillus...
- yellow baboon are: Papio cynocephalus cynocephalus (typical yellow baboon) Papio cynocephalus ibe**** (Ibean baboon) Papio cynocephalus kindae (Kinda baboon)...
- Papio cynocephalus Central yellow baboon, Papio cynocephalus cynocephalus Ibean baboon, Papio cynocephalus ibe**** Kinda baboon, Papio cynocephalus kindae...
- a head of a stag. Chi You – In some sources has the head of a bull. Cynocephalus – A dog-headed creature. Daksha – His head was replaced by a goat's after...
- (Welsh) - Underworld hunting dog Cyclops (Gr****) - One-e**** giant Cyhyraeth (Welsh) - Death spirit Cynocephalus (Medieval Bestiaries) - Dog-headed humanoid...
- baboon, Papio papio Olive baboon, Papio anubis Yellow baboon, Papio cynocephalus Chacma baboon, Papio ursinus Genus Theropithecus Gelada, Theropithecus...
- leucophaeus poensis Their closest relative is the mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx), found from southern Cameroon through mainland Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni)...
- kipunji) Papio (Baboons) Olive baboon (P. anubis) Yellow baboon (P. cynocephalus) Hamadryas baboon (P. hamadryas) Guinea baboon (P. papio) Chacma baboon...
- kipunji) Papio (Baboons) Olive baboon (P. anubis) Yellow baboon (P. cynocephalus) Hamadryas baboon (P. hamadryas) Guinea baboon (P. papio) Chacma baboon...
- species Simia mormon & Simia maimon Linnaeus, 1766 & Alstromer, 1766 ( = Simia sphinx Linnaeus, 1758) Species Mandrillus sphinx Mandrillus leucophaeus...
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