Definition of Baboon

1. Noun. Large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles.




Definition of Baboon

1. n. 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.

Definition of Baboon

1. Noun. (zoology) 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. ¹

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Definition of Baboon

1. a large ape [n -S]

Medical Definition of Baboon

1. 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. Origin: 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. Bappe mouth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baboon

babirusa
babirusas
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babka
babkas
babkinite
bablah
bablahs
baboo
babool
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baboon (current term)
babooneries
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baboos
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babooshkas
babouche
babouches
baboushka

Literary usage of Baboon

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1. Popular Tales from the Norse by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Jørgen Engebretsen Moe (1912)
"So Anansi said, "Well, speak or not speak, 111 eat you every bit to-day," which he really did. Bat when he had eaten np all baboon, the bite joined ..."

2. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"In a large baboon monkey the contents of the thorax were much as in the dog. The vesicular seminales were seen in the pelvis without dissection. ..."

3. Reynard the Fox in South Africa: Or, Hottentot Fables and Tales by Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek (1864)
"THE baboon, it is said, once worked bamboos, sitting on the edge of a ... When, therefore, the Lion crept upon him, he thought, when the baboon was looking ..."

4. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"If we compare the nature of the ape and the baboon by this easy rule, ... But th« baboon, who is still more remote, and resembles man only in having ..."

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