[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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