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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ba-bōōn′, n. a species of large monkey, having a long face, dog-like tusks, large lips, and a short tail.—n. Baboon′ery.—adj. Baboon′ish. [Fr. babouin; remoter origin unknown.]
The numerical value of baboon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of baboon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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There once was a brainy baboon who always breathed down a bassoon for he said, It appears that in billions of years I shall certainly hit on a tune.
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- павиан, песоглавецBulgarian
- babuíCatalan, Valencian
- انتر, بابونPersian
- hundapi, bavían, bavíaniIcelandic
- ヒヒ, 狒々Japanese
- bavianiKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 비비, 狒狒Korean
- PavianLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- mágí bíchį́į́htsohígííNavajo, Navaho
- павиан, бабуинRussian
- tshweneSouthern Sotho
- sokwe, nyaniSwahili
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