hamadryas baboon

[ ham-uh-drahy-uhs ]
/ ˌhæm əˈdraɪ əs /

noun

a baboon, Papio (Comopithecus) hamadryas, of Ethiopia, the male of which has a mantle of long, dark hair about the head and shoulders: held sacred by the ancient Egyptians.

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Also called sacred baboon.

Origin of hamadryas baboon

1930–35; <New Latin hamadryas the specific epithet (see hamadryad)

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