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definition of the word baboon

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From Middle English babewin, baboin < French babouin, or Late Latin babewynus. Of unknown origin; confer Dutch baviaan, German Pavian (baboon), French babine (lip of ape, dogs, etc.), dialectal German bäppe (mouth).

Singular
baboon

Plural
baboons

baboon (plural baboons)

  1. (zoology) Mostly African primates. One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. A group of baboons is refered to as a troop, a tribe or a flange.

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