hamadryas baboon


hama·dry·as baboon

noun \ˌha-mə-ˈdrī-əs-\

Definition of HAMADRYAS BABOON

:  a baboon (Papio hamadryas) that has a reddish-pink muzzle and a large bare patch of pink skin on each buttock and that was venerated by the ancient Egyptians —called also sacred baboon

Origin of HAMADRYAS BABOON

New Latin hamadryas, from Latin
First Known Use: circa 1890

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