chacma baboon

noun
chac·​ma baboon | \ ˈchäk-mə- How to pronounce chacma baboon (audio) \
variants: or chacma

Definition of chacma baboon

: 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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First Known Use of chacma baboon

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chacma baboon

Khoikhoi

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“Chacma baboon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chacma%20baboon. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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