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

  • n. A baboon (Papio hamadryas) of northern Africa and Arabia, the adult male of which has a heavy mane. Also called sacred baboon.

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  • n. A large baboon, Papio hamadryas, from northern Africa and Arabia, that was sacred in ancient Egypt

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sacred baboon of Egypt (Cynocephalus Hamadryas).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of lepidopterous insects.
  • n. A genus of venomous serpents, of the family Elapidæ. See Ophiophagus.
  • n. A genus of mollusks.
  • n. [lowercase] The specific name of a baboon, Cynocephalus hamadryas.

Etymologies

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

Latin, hamadryad; see hamadryad.

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