sacred baboon


Examples of sacred baboon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Intriguingly, our insights into the sourcing of sacred baboons illuminate another enduring enigma: the likely location of the fabled kingdom of Punt. Nathaniel J. Dominy, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2021 The mummified creature is Papio hamadryas, the sacred baboon. Nathaniel J. Dominy, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2021

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Word History


from its veneration by the ancient Egyptians

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sacred baboon was circa 1889

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“Sacred baboon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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