gelada baboon

gel·​a·​da baboon | \ ˈje-lə-də- How to pronounce gelada baboon (audio) , ˈge-; jə-ˈlä-də- \

Definition of gelada baboon

: 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., "These Female Geladas Consider Replacing Their Lazy King," 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of gelada baboon

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelada baboon

Amharic č'ällada

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“Gelada baboon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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