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A large African monkey (Theropithecus gelada) of Ethiopia that resembles a baboon but has a bright patch of naked red skin on the chest and a large broad mane covering the shoulders. The gelada has an opposable thumb that it uses to gather grass seeds to eat. Also called gelada baboon.
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gelada(ˈdʒɛlədə; ˈɡɛl-; dʒɪˈlɑːdə; ɡɪ-)
(Animals) a NE African baboon, Theropithecus gelada, with dark brown hair forming a mane over the shoulders, a bare red chest, and a ridged muzzle: family Cercopithecidae. Also called: gelada baboon
[probably from Arabic qilādah mane]
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