[ chak-muh ]
/ ˈtʃæk mə /
a large, brownish-gray baboon, Papio ursinus, of southern Africa.
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Origin of chacma
First recorded in 1825–35; from Dutch or directly from Khoikhoi, first recorded as chöachamma (1691)
Words nearby chacma
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Example sentences from the Web for chacma
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|Theodore Wood
They include the chacma, drill, common baboon, and mandrill.
British Dictionary definitions for chacma
/ (ˈtʃækmə) /
a baboon, Papio (or Chaeropithecus) ursinus, having coarse greyish hair and occurring in southern and eastern Africa
Word Origin for chacma
C19: from Khoikhoi
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