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
Recent Examples of baboon from the Web
The new exhibit is home to more than 40 species of mammals, reptiles and birds, including baboons, monkeys, lemurs, crocodiles, leopards, penguins and sharks.
Olive and Yellow baboons were the primary examples here, but little actual data was mentioned to back up the hypothesis.
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Origin and Etymology of baboon
Middle English babewin, from Middle French babouin, from baboue grimace
First Known Use: 15th century
BABOON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of baboon for English Language Learners
: a large African or Asian monkey
BABOON Defined for Kids
Definition of baboon for Students
: a large monkey of Africa and Asia with a doglike face
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