- Barbary ape.
- a small, grotesque Japanese or Chinese carved figure.
Origin of magot
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Historical Examples of magot
I wonder at thee, Magot, and have done so many times,—thou hast such a strange power of winning folks to thy will.Earl Hubert's Daughter
Emily Sarah Holt
Now, through Watteau, the magot makes its entrance into French art.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)
The magot, which is a very common animal in Upper Egypt, as well as in Barbary, was known to the ancients.
The orang-outang, and the gibbon, are very different from the pithecos and the magot.
The magot has no tail, though he has a small portion of skin, which has some appearance of one.
- a Chinese or Japanese figurine in a crouching position, usually grotesque
- a less common name for Barbary ape