mandrill

[ man-dril ]
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noun
  1. a large baboon, Mandrillus (or Papio) sphinx, of western Africa, the male of which has a face brightly marked with blue and scarlet and a muzzle that is ribbed: an endangered species.

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Origin of mandrill

1
First recorded in 1735–45; man + drill4

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mandrill

/ (ˈmændrɪl) /


noun
  1. an Old World monkey, Mandrillus sphinx, of W Africa. It has a short tail and brown hair, and the ridged muzzle, nose, and hindquarters are red and blue

Origin of mandrill

1
C18: from man + drill 4

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