baboon

noun ba·boon \ ba-ˈbün , chiefly British bə- \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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 and Etymology of baboon

Middle English babewin, from Middle French babouin, from baboue grimace


BABOON Defined for English Language Learners

baboon

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Definition of baboon for English Language Learners

  • : a large African or Asian monkey


BABOON Defined for Kids

baboon

noun ba·boon \ ba-ˈbün \

Definition of baboon for Students

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


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