bavian

noun

ba·​vi·​an
ˈbā-vē-ən,
-vyən
plural -s
: chacma

Word History

Etymology

obsolete German or Dutch; obsolete German bavian (now pavian), from Dutch baviaan, alteration of babiaen

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“Bavian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bavian. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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