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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ba•boonbæˈbun; esp. Brit. bə-(n.)
any of various large terrestrial monkeys of the genus Papio and related genera, of Africa and Arabia, having a doglike muzzle.
Origin of baboon:
1275–1325; ME baboyne, babewyn grotesque figure, gargoyle (late ME: baboon) < MF babouin, akin to babine pendulous lip
large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles
Mostly African primates. 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.
Origin: From babewin, baboin, from babouin, from baboue, of origin, related to dialectal Bäppe, beffen, baffen. See also baff, baffle.
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
Baboons are African and Arabian Old World monkeys belonging to the genus Papio, part of the subfamily Cercopithecinae. The five species are some of the largest nonhominoid members of the primate order; only the mandrill and the drill are larger. Previously, the closely related gelada and the two species of genus Mandrillus were grouped in the same genus, and these Old World monkeys are still often referred to as baboons in everyday speech. They range in size and weight depending on species. The Guinea baboon is 50 cm and weighs only 14 kg while the largest chacma baboon can be 120 cm and weigh 40 kg.
Translations for baboon
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a kind of large monkey with a dog-like face.
- الربّاح: سَعدان فريقيArabic
- babuínoPortuguese (BR)
- der PavianGerman
- είδος μεγάλου πιθήκουGreek
- بوزینه؛ بابونFarsi
- कुत्ते जैसे चेहरे वाला बड़ा बन्दरHindi
- 비비 원숭이Korean
- بوزینه؛ بابونPersian
- بابون، يو ډول غټه بېزو چي سپى په څيرمخ لرىPashto
- Habeş maymunu, şebekTurkish
- 狒狒Chinese (Trad.)
- لنگور، بندر کی ایک قسمUrdu
- khỉ đầu chóVietnamese
- 狒狒Chinese (Simp.)
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