chacma

[ chak-muh ]
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noun
  1. a large, brownish-gray baboon, Papio ursinus, of southern Africa.

Origin of chacma

1
First recorded in 1825–35; from Dutch or directly from Khoikhoi, first recorded as chöachamma (1691)

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chacma

/ (ˈtʃækmə) /


noun
  1. a baboon, Papio (or Chaeropithecus) ursinus, having coarse greyish hair and occurring in southern and eastern Africa

Origin of chacma

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C19: from Khoikhoi

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