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baboon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baboon  \Bab*oon"\,  n.  [OE.  babewin  baboin  fr.F.  babouin  or 
  LL  babewynus  Of  unknown  origin;  cf  D.  baviaan  G.  pavian, 
  baboon,  F.  babin  lip  of  ape,  dogs,  etc.,  dial.  G.  b["a]ppe 
  mouth.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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.  They  are  mostly  African. 
  See  {Mandrill},  and  {Chacma},  and  {Drill}  an  ape. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  baboon 
  n  :  large  terrestrial  monkeys  having  doglike  muzzles 




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