chacma baboon

noun

chac·​ma baboon ˈchäk-mə- How to pronounce chacma baboon (audio)
variants or chacma
: a large grayish-brown to black baboon (Papio ursinus) of southern African savannas, highland grasslands, or savanna woodlands that is chiefly terrestrial but typically sleeps in trees or on high ledges

Examples of chacma baboon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The research, which focused on chacma baboons, spanned 13 years. Fox News, 12 Mar. 2020 The baboon, likely a chacma baboon, belongs to a species known for a trouble-making combination of aggression and intelligence. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, 11 Apr. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Khoikhoi

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chacma baboon was in 1839

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“Chacma baboon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chacma%20baboon. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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