Definitions for hamadryas baboonˌhæm əˈdraɪ əs

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word hamadryas baboon

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ham•a•dry′as baboon′ˌhæm əˈdraɪ əs(n.)

  1. a N African and Arabian grayish baboon, Comopithecus (Papio) hamadryas: the male has a long dark mane.

    Category: Mammals

    Ref: Also called sacred baboon.

Origin of hamadryas baboon:

1930–35; < NL hamadryas the specific epithet (see hamadryad )

Freebase

  1. Hamadryas baboon

    The hamadryas baboon is a species of baboon from the Old World monkey family. It is the northernmost of all the baboons, being native to the Horn of Africa and the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. These regions provide habitats with the advantage for this species of fewer natural predators than central or southern Africa where other baboons reside. The hamadryas baboon was a sacred animal to the ancient Egyptians and appears in various roles in ancient Egyptian religion, hence its alternative name of 'sacred baboon'.

Translation

Find a translation for the hamadryas baboon definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these hamadryas baboon definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"hamadryas baboon." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 25 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/hamadryas baboon>.

Are we missing a good definition for hamadryas baboon?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for hamadryas baboon: