Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A grayish-black baboon (Papio ursinus) of southern and eastern Africa.

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  • n. A Chacma baboon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large species of African baboon (Cynocephalus porcarius); -- called also ursine baboon. [See Illust. of baboon.]

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Hottentot name of a South African baboon, Cynocephalus porcarius.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. greyish baboon of southern and eastern Africa

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Possibly of Khokhoin origin.

Examples

  • Medium-sized mammals, such as chacma baboon (Papio ursinus), honey badger (Mellivora capensis), aardvark (Orycteropus after), and rock hyraxes (Procavia capensis) are all found in this ecoregion.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • "pig-faced" baboon or "chacma" (_Cynocephalus porcarius_), which is found in nearly every part of South Africa where there are high cliffs with caves and crevices -- the favourite dwelling-places of the baboon.

    Popular Adventure Tales

  • Vervet monkey Cercopithecus aethiops and chacma baboon Papio ursinus are common round the falls and lion Panthera leo (VU) and leopard P. pardus are occasionally seen.

    Mosi-oa-Tunya Victoria Falls, Zambia

  • The chacma baboon is found in the countries of Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

    Mosi-oa-Tunya Victoria Falls, Zambia

  • Black rhino, buffalo, eland and warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) have been reintroduced, while natural populations of greater kudu, bushbuck, common duiker and springbuck (Antidorcas marsupialis) as well as chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas) and vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) are common.

    Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets

  • Its varied diet ranges from larger animals such as bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus), chacma baboon (Papio ursinus), and bushpig (Potamochoerus larvatus) to smaller animals including mice.

    Knysna-Amatole montane forests

  • Once in a while it was broken by chacma baboons that approached the compound in search of a handout.

    Mission Of Honor

  • Although he was well past the age when his peers were said to grow cantankerous, and although he was a chacma-the largest of the baboon families-Mon Cul was considered a fit companion for the circus tots.

    Another Roadside Attraction

  • _P. lydekkeri_, and the chacma, _P. porcarius_ of the Cape, represent the subgenus _Choeropithecus_.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • In the same house there was a large dog-faced ape (chacma) named "Joe," whose friend and companion was a little white and black kitten.

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

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