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noun ba·boon \ba-ˈbün, chiefly British bə-\

: a large African or Asian monkey

Full Definition of BABOON

:  any of a genus (Papio) of large gregarious primates of Africa and southwestern Asia having a long square naked muzzle; also :  any of several closely related primates

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Origin of BABOON

Middle English babewin, from Middle French babouin, from baboue grimace
First Known Use: 15th century
BABOON Defined for Kids


noun ba·boon \ba-ˈbün\

Definition of BABOON for Kids

:  a large monkey of Africa and Asia with a doglike face
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