Definition of hamadryas baboon
: a baboon (Papio hamadryas) that has a reddish-pink muzzle and a large bare patch of pink skin on each buttock and that was venerated by the ancient Egyptians —called also sacred baboon
Origin and Etymology of hamadryas baboon
New Latin hamadryas, from Latin
First Known Use: circa 1890See Words from the same year
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