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ham·a·dry·as

 (hăm′ə-drī′əs)
n.
A baboon (Papio hamadryas) of northern Africa and Arabia, the adult male of which has a heavy mane. Also called sacred baboon.

[Latin, hamadryad; see hamadryad.]

hamadryas

(ˌhæməˈdraɪəs)
n
(Animals) a baboon, Papio (or Comopithecus) hamadryas, of Arabia and NE Africa, having long silvery hair on the head, neck, and chest: regarded as sacred by the ancient Egyptians: family Cercopithecidae. Also called: hamadryas baboon or sacred baboon
[C19: via New Latin from Latin; see hamadryad]
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