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.
- ba·boon·ish, adjective
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How to use baboon in a sentence
Three lucky male baboons were injected with Vasalgel and given unrestricted sexual access to 10 to 15 female baboons each.Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017 | Samantha Allen | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Despite the fact that they have been monkeying around for six months now, no female baboons have been impregnated.Male Birth Control, Without Condoms, Will Be Here by 2017 | Samantha Allen | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The camera turns away before heads are smashed; bloodthirsty baboons snarl but are never seen ripping into a jugular.Come On, ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Can Handle More Violence | Sujay Kumar | November 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The most skilful in this exercise are some species of baboons, which can hurl branches, stones, or hard clods with much dexterity.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
There are some seven species of monkeys, including two baboons and one colobus.
These baboons though mischievious and ferocious, are not carnivorous; they principally feed upon fruits, roots, and corn.
This animal is the largest of all the apes or baboons, the orang-outang excepted.
In general the disposition of the monkeys is much more tractable than that of the baboons, and not so sullen as that of the apes.
British Dictionary definitions for baboon
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