gelada baboon

noun

gel·​a·​da baboon ˈje-lə-də- How to pronounce gelada baboon (audio)
ˈge-;
jə-ˈlä-də-
: a large long-haired chiefly herbivorous monkey (Theropithecus gelada) of Ethiopia that feeds especially on grasses and resembles the related baboon

called also gelada

Examples of gelada baboon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Braveheart is the undisputed alpha male of this band of gelada baboons. smithsonianmag.com, 31 Oct. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Amharic č'ällada

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gelada baboon was in 1871

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“Gelada baboon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gelada%20baboon. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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