hamadryas baboon

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of hamadryas baboon

New Latin hamadryas, from Latin


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