[ jel-uh-duh, juh-lah- ]
/ ˈdʒɛl ə də, dʒəˈlɑ- /
a large baboonlike cliff-dwelling monkey, Theropithecus gelada, native to mountains of Ethiopia, having a brown coat and, in the male, a luxuriant mane: an endangered species.
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Origin of gelada
1835–45; <Amharic čʾällada; perhaps akin to the Cushitic word for the baboon; compare Oromo jaldeessa
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Example sentences from the Web for gelada
Almost as odd-looking as the mandrill, though in quite a different way, is the gelada, which is found in Abyssinia.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
The gelada inhabits the mountains of Abyssinia, where, like other baboons, it descends in droves to pillage cultivated lands.
British Dictionary definitions for gelada
/ (ˈdʒɛlədə, ˈɡɛl-, dʒɪˈlɑːdə, ɡɪ-) /
a NE African baboon, Theropithecus gelada, with dark brown hair forming a mane over the shoulders, a bare red chest, and a ridged muzzle: family CercopithecidaeAlso called: gelada baboon
Word Origin for gelada
probably from Arabic qilādah mane
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