- a large, brownish-gray baboon, Papio ursinus, of southern Africa.
Origin of chacma
1825–35; (< D) < Khoikhoi, first recorded as chöachamma (1691)
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Examples from the Web for chacma
They include the chacma, drill, common baboon, and mandrill.
It is of a brownish-yellow colour, while the chacma is greyish-black, or in parts black.
Who does not feel disgust when regarding the hideous mandrill—the drill—the hamadryas—or even the chacma?The Bush Boys
Captain Mayne Reid
Perhaps the best known of the baboons is the chacma, which is found in South Africa.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History
- a baboon, Papio (or Chaeropithecus) ursinus, having coarse greyish hair and occurring in southern and eastern Africa
C19: from Khoikhoi
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