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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A West African baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx), allied to the chacma.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A West African baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx), allied to the chacma. Its color is generally chestnut, varying in tint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A baboon of the genus Cynocephalus, as C. hamadryas (or babuin); a hamadryad; especially, the dog-headed baboon, which was revered and mummified by the Egyptians. See cut under baboon.

Etymologies

Probably from a native name: compare Spanish papion. (Wiktionary)

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