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A grayish to dark brown or black baboon (Papio ursinus) of southern Africa, having a distinctively downward-pointing face.
[Possibly of Khokhoin origin.]
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(Animals) a baboon, Papio (or Chaeropithecus) ursinus, having coarse greyish hair and occurring in southern and eastern Africa
[C19: from Khoikhoi]
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n., pl. -mas.
a large, brown-gray baboon, Papio ursinus, of S Africa.
[1825–35; (< Dutch) < Khoikhoi]
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