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hamadryas baboon

[ham-uh-drahy-uh s] /ˌhæm əˈdraɪ əs/
noun
1.
a baboon, Papio (Comopithecus) hamadryas, of Ethiopia, the male of which has a mantle of long, dark hair about the head and shoulders: held sacred by the ancient Egyptians.
Also called sacred baboon.
Origin of hamadryas baboon
1930-1935
1930-35; < New Latin hamadryas the specific epithet (see hamadryad)
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