American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large fierce baboon (Papio sphinx syn. Mandrillus sphinx) of western Africa, having a beard, crest, and mane and brilliant blue, purple, and scarlet facial markings in the adult male.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of baboon; the great blue-faced or rib-nosed baboon; the hog-ape, Cynocephalus maimon or mormon, the largest and most formidable, ferocious, and hideous of baboons. The canine teeth are of enormous size, causing a protuberance of the cheeks, which are naked and fantastically striped with brilliant colors. The ischial callosities are of great size and bright-red color. The animal is often seen in captivity. The mandrills are natives of the western coast of Africa, where they associate in large troops, which are the terror of the negroes. They often plunder villages and cultivated fields with impunity. See cut under
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A large West African baboon (Papio sphinx syn. Mandrillus sphinx, formerly Cynocephalus mormon syn. Papio mormon). The adult male has, on the sides of the nose, large, naked, grooved swellings, conspicuously striped with blue and red. It is an endangered species.
- n. baboon of west Africa with a bright red and blue muzzle and blue hindquarters
- man + drill4. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The mandrill is a native of West Africa, where he is much dreaded by the negroes.”
“Large, charismatic mammals such as mandrill, forest elephant, and lowland gorilla are relatively easy to hunt but reproduce slowly, and populations do not increase quickly after hunting.”
“Here's the original album cover, which featured an armored mandrill”
“(Speaker bends over and reveals a butt that would sexually enrage a mandrill)”
“Image Bank/Getty Images Animals like the mandrill, eaten as bushmeat, harbor diseases that can jump to humans.”
“The mandrill, mockingbird, and muskrat are wizards of any domain, take no prisoners, give no apology”
“In the past, the University of Veracruz transported a colony of red-cheeked changos (mandrill baboons native to Thailand) to the island for studies.”
“He poses a mandrill on a stool, an Atlantic Green Sea Turtle belly up on a white cushion and shoots a close-up of a rhino's hind end.”
“His principal adviser, an elderly mandrill, approached and dared to whisper in his ear.”
“The mandrill did not share his Master's peculiar tastes, and he shuddered for the lady in the library.”
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