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baboon

Definition:

a large terrestrial monkey having a dog-like muzzle

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Derivative:

baboonish

Plural:

baboons

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Middle English babewin, baboin, from Old French babouin, from baboue ("grimace,...
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Baboon | Baboons | Papio | Chaeropitheus [Gervais, 1839, synonym] | Comopithecus [J. A. Allen, 1925, synonym] | Cynocephalus [G. Cuvier and É. Geoffroy, 1795, synonym] | Hamadryas [Lesson, 1840 (non Hübner, 1804: preoccupied), synonym]

African and Arabian Old World monkeys belonging to the genus Papio, part of the subfamily Cercopithecinae. The five species are some of the largest nonhominoid members of the primate order; only the mandrill and the drill are larger. Previously, the ... (40 of 2134 words, 6 images)

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Baboon (disambiguation)

a primate of the genus Papio. Baboon may also refer to: the local name in Belize for the howler monkey. | the baboon spider, an Old World Tarantula | Baboon (band), a rock band from Denton, Texas and their self-titled 2006 album | I.R. Baboon, a... (43 of 101 words, 5 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

baboon [mammal] | Papio [genus]

any of five species of large, robust, and primarily terrrestrial monkeys found in dry regions of Africa and Arabia. Males of the largest species, the ... (25 of 868 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/47496​/baboon

Wiktionary:

baboon [zoology] | baboons [plural] | babian | babion | babewyne | baboyne | babewen | babewin | babewyn | ...

Mostly African primates. One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. (37 of 131 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/baboon

Merriam-Webster:

baboon | Papio [genus]

any of a genus of large gregarious primates of Africa and southwestern Asia having a long square naked muzzle ; also, any of several closely related ... (26 of 66 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/baboon

New World Dictionary:

baboon | baboonery [noun, related] | baboonish [adjective, related]

any of various large, fierce, short-tailed Old World monkeys (mainly genus Papio) of Africa and Arabia, having a doglike snout and long teeth, a large ... (25 of 60 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/baboon

Collins Dictionary:

baboon

any of several medium-sized omnivorous Old World monkeys of the genus "Papio" (or "Chaeropithecus") and related genera, inhabiting open rocky ground ... (21 of 520 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/baboon

Columbia Encyclopedia:

baboon

any of the large, powerful, ground-living monkeys of the genus "Papio", also called dog-faced monkeys. Five subspecies live in Africa, with one ... (22 of 307 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0805620​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

baboon

a large Old World ground-dwelling monkey with a long doglike snout and ... | an ugly or uncouth person. (18 of 80 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/baboon

American Heritage Dictionary:

baboon | baboonery [noun, related] | baboonish [adjective, related]

Any of several large terrestrial African and Asian monkeys of the family ... | [slang] A brutish person; a boor. (19 of 73 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

baboon | dog ape

any of various large, terrestrial monkeys of the genus "Papio" and related ... | a coarse, ridiculous, or brutish person, especially one of low ... (23 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/baboon

Macmillan British Dictionary:

baboon [countable] | baboons [plural]

a type of large monkey from Africa or South Asia that lives on the ground (15 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/baboon

Cambridge Dictionary:

baboon

a type of large monkey found in Africa and Asia, which has a long pointed face like a dog and large teeth (22 of 27 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/baboon

Encarta Dictionary:

baboon | baboons [plural]

a large ground-dwelling monkey with a prominent snout resembling a dog's ... | somebody regarded as rude or oafishly clumsy (insult) (20 of 66 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588153​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

baboon [zoology] | baboons [plural] | babian | babion | babewyne | baboyne | babewen | babewin | babewyn | ...

Origin: Middle English babewin, baboin, from Old French babouin, from baboue ("grimace, muzzle"), of Germanic origin, related to German dialectal Bäppe ("muzzle"), Middle High German beffen ("to bark"), Middle... (28 of 36 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

baboon

Origin: Middle English (denoting a grotesque figure used in architecture): from Old French babuin or medieval Latin babewynus, perhaps from Old ... (20 of 24 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/baboon

Collins Dictionary:

baboon

First use: 14th century

Origin: babewyn gargoyle, later, baboon, from Old French babouin, from baboue grimace; related to Old French babine a thick lip

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/baboon

American Heritage Dictionary:

baboon

Origin: Middle English babewin, from Old French babuin, gaping figure, gargoyle, baboon, perhaps blend of Old French babine, muzzle, and babau, grimace.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/baboon

New World Dictionary:

baboon

Origin: Middle English babewyne from Old French babuin, ape, fool from baboue, lip (of animals) from bab, echoic: see "babble"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/baboon

Merriam-Webster:

baboon

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English babewin, from Middle French babouin, from baboue grimace

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/baboon

Encarta Dictionary:

baboon | baboons [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French babuin "gaping figure, baboon" or medieval Latin babewynus

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588153​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

baboon [zoology] | baboons [plural] | babian | babion | babewyne | baboyne | babewen | babewin | babewyn | ...

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "baboon"

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Collins Dictionary:

baboon

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "baboon"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/baboon

Macmillan British Dictionary:

baboon [countable] | baboons [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "baboon"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/baboon

Macmillan American Dictionary:

baboon [countable] | baboons [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "baboon"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/baboon

Cambridge Dictionary:

baboon

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "baboon"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "baboon"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/baboon

the Free Dictionary:

baboon

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "baboon"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "baboon"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "baboon" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

baboon | baboons [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "baboon"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

baboon

Audio: North American pronunciation of "baboon"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=baboon​01 word=baboon

YourDictionary Audio:

baboon

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "baboon" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

baboon

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "baboon" by speech synthesizer

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