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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.
References in classic literature ?
You understand, my dear girl," continued D'Artagnan, "she is the wife of that frightful baboon you saw at the door as you came in.
Here might be seen the Savage Man, well known in heraldry, hairy as a baboon, and girdled with green leaves.
He has a passion also for Indian animals, which are sent over to him by a correspondent, and he has at this moment a cheetah and a baboon, which wander freely over his grounds and are feared by the villagers almost as much as their master.
Mr Usher prided himself on having seen most of the roughest specimens in the State, but he thought he had never seen such a baboon dressed as a scarecrow as this.
Even the great bulldog, belonging to a sporting passenger, seemed to yield to its gentle influences, and forgetting his yearning to come to close quarters with the baboon in a cage on the foc'sle, snored happily at the door of the cabin, dreaming no doubt that he had finished him, and happy in his dream.
It represented an alert, sharp-featured simian man, with thick eyebrows and a very peculiar projection of the lower part of the face, like the muzzle of a baboon.
Raffles, walking with the uneasy gait of a town loiterer obliged to do a bit of country journeying on foot, looked as incongruous amid this moist rural quiet and industry as if he had been a baboon escaped from a menagerie.
If you wait you shall see my mark upon the forehead of yon grinning baboon," replied the outlaw, pointing a mailed finger at one who had been seated close to De Leybourn.
pet rib-nosed baboon, an animal of uncommon intelligence but
that I should use the cant of boys and girls--is fleeting enough; though that which has its sole root in the admiration of a whiskered face like that of yonder baboon, perhaps lasts the longest, as it originates in the greater blindness and is fed by vanity.
He found hundreds and thousands of monkeys sick--gorillas, orangoutangs, chimpanzees, dog-faced baboons, marmosettes, gray monkeys, red ones--all kinds.
They were too high to feel much fear of Sheeta; but there was always Histah, the snake, to strike terror to one's soul, and the great baboons who lived near-by, and who, while never attacking always bared their fangs and barked at any of the trio when they passed near them.