Origin of mandrill
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Almost as odd-looking as the mandrill, though in quite a different way, is the gelada, which is found in Abyssinia.
The Mandrill, C. mormon (or maimon), has blue ridges on the muzzle, the bridge of the nose being red.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
Almost all monkeys are subject at times to terrible fits of passion, but the mandrill seems to be the worst tempered of all.
The mandrill's blue nose, for instance, already referred to,—can we rightly speak of this as 'ευπρεπειὰ'?Proserpina, Volume 1|John Ruskin
Mandrill, man′dril, n. a large kind of baboon, a native of Western Africa.
Word Origin for mandrill
"large baboon," 1744, perhaps ultimately from an African language, but formed into English components man + drill (n.4) "baboon," which is of W.African origin. The earliest reference reports the name is what the animal was "called by the white men in this country" (Sierra Leone). French mandrill, Spanish mandril seem to be from English.