gelada

noun gela·da \ˈjelədə, ˈge-; jəˈlädə, gəˈ-\
variants: or

gelada baboon

Definition of gelada

plural

geladas

or

gelada baboons

  1. :  a large, long-haired chiefly herbivorous primate (Theropithecus gelada) of Ethiopia related to the baboon The gelada baboon is specifically adapted to the treeless Ethiopian highlands, and virtually all its food is derived from terrestrial sources. — Ian Tattersall, Scientific American, January 1993

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Origin and Etymology of gelada

probably from Arabic qilādah collar, mane


First Known Use: 1843


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