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Baboon meaning

baboon - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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. They are mostly African. See Mandrill, and Chacma, and Drill an ape.
  2. 2. The popular name of the large apes or monkeys with doglike muzzles, of Africa and Arabia.
  3. 3. A kind of large short- tailed monkey.

baboon - examples of usage

  1. How did the baboon light the fire? - "Tales from the Veld", Ernest Glanville.
  2. Hang you and your baboon! - "Tales from the Veld", Ernest Glanville.
  3. Well, about this time the skelpot smell'd out the baboon. - "Tales from the Veld", Ernest Glanville.
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