hamadryas baboon

noun hama·dry·as baboon \ˌha-mə-ˈdrī-əs-\

Definition of hamadryas baboon

  1. :  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 1890

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