any of various large, terrestrial monkeys of the genus Papio and related genera, of Africa and Arabia, having a doglike muzzle, large cheek pouches, and a short tail.
a coarse, ridiculous, or brutish person, especially one of low intelligence.
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- ba·boon·ish, adjective
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How to use baboon in a sentence
The Taco Bell amethyst does not come with hair of baboon nor feather of swallow, but it does come on a necklace, with a drip of gold that feels like the name of the sun, so protection there is!
The counseling business she leads connects those would-be travelers with a breadth of possibilities, such as baboon research and language immersion.You’re a different person when you travel. Here’s why, and how to transform yourself at home. | Jen Rose Smith | October 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Her study subjects have included captive rhesus macaques and wild baboons.How our SN 10 scientists have responded to tumultuous times | Science News Staff | October 7, 2021 | Science News
The population of baboons that I study in Kenya actually sits right at the edge of where the ranges of two different species of baboons meet.How our SN 10 scientists have responded to tumultuous times | Science News Staff | October 7, 2021 | Science News
Baby chimpanzees and baboons cling to the fronts or wide backs of their mothers.What Made Early Humans Smart - Issue 102: Hidden Truths | Kevin Berger | June 30, 2021 | Nautilus
“I find ‘the baboon’ suits him better than his real name,” she adds caustically.
In the book, Strauss-Kahn is identified only as the “pig,” “baboon,” or “baboon-man.”
She writes, “the baboon-man is my psoriasis... an illness that sticks to the skin and only wakes up when you no longer expect it.”
I am an Afrikaner and I want to show that baboon Julius Malema.
A country squire introduced his baboon, in clerical habits, to say grace.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
The baboon immediately came down, and it was remarkable how he brought down the basket without upsetting it.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
An officer who was visiting Le Vaillant, wishing to try the affection of the baboon for his master, pretended to strike him.Minnie's Pet Monkey | Madeline Leslie
The papio, the first baboon; the mandrill, the second; and the ouanderou, the third.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
They have a long muzzle, a short tail, and are nearly of the same size as the baboon, but their hind parts seem to be more feeble.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
British Dictionary definitions for baboon
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