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ba·boon

 (bă-bo͞on′)
n.
1. Any of several large terrestrial African and Arabian monkeys of the genus Papio, having an elongated doglike muzzle and bare calluses on the buttocks.
2. Slang A brutish person; a boor.

[Middle English babewin, from Old French babuin, gaping figure, gargoyle, baboon, perhaps blend of Old French babine, muzzle, and babau, grimace.]

ba·boon′er·y n.
ba·boon′ish adj.

baboon

(bəˈbuːn)
n
(Animals) any of several medium-sized omnivorous Old World monkeys of the genus Papio (or Chaeropithecus) and related genera, inhabiting open rocky ground or wooded regions of Africa. They have an elongated muzzle, large teeth, and a fairly long tail. See also hamadryas, gelada
[C14: babewyn gargoyle, later, baboon, from Old French babouin, from baboue grimace; related to Old French babine a thick lip]

ba•boon

(bæˈbun; esp. Brit. bə-)

n.
any of various large terrestrial monkeys of the genus Papio and related genera, of Africa and Arabia, having a doglike muzzle.
[1275–1325; Middle English baboyne, babewyn grotesque figure, gargoyle (late Middle English: baboon) < Middle French babouin, akin to babine pendulous lip]
ba•boon′er•y, n.
ba•boon′ish, adj.

ba·boon

(bă-bo͞on′)
Any of several large terrestrial monkeys of Africa and Asia. Baboons have a dog-like muzzle, a short tail, and bare calluses on the buttocks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baboon - large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzlesbaboon - large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles
catarrhine, Old World monkey - of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together
chacma, chacma baboon, Papio ursinus - greyish baboon of southern and eastern Africa
mandrill, Mandrillus sphinx - baboon of west Africa with a bright red and blue muzzle and blue hindquarters
Mandrillus leucophaeus, drill - similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
Translations
الربّاح: سَعدان فريقي
pavián
bavian
paviaani
pávián
bavíanbavíanihundapi
babuinas
paviāns
babian
nyani
şebekHabeş maymunu

baboon

[bəˈbuːn] Nbabuino m

baboon

[bæˈbuːn] n (= ape) → babouin m

baboon

nPavian m

baboon

[bəˈbuːn] nbabbuino

baboon

(bəˈbuːn) , ((American) ba-) noun
a kind of large monkey with a dog-like face.
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