chacma

[ chak-muh ]
/ ˈtʃæk mə /

noun

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)
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British Dictionary definitions for chacma

chacma
/ (ˈtʃækmə) /

noun

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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