mandrill

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noun man·drill \ˈman-drəl\

Definition of mandrill

  1. :  a large baboon (Mandrillus sphinx syn. Papio sphinx) of central Africa west of the Congo River with the male having a bright red and blue muzzle

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Origin and Etymology of mandrill

probably from 1man + 3drill


First Known Use: 1774


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