an Ethiopian baboon (Theropithecus gelada) characterized by a bare red patch on the chest
also gelada baboon
Origin of geladaModL, the species name; of Semitic origin, originally
A large African monkey (Theropithecus gelada) of Ethiopia that resembles a baboon but has a bright patch of naked red skin on the chest and a large broad mane covering the shoulders. The gelada has an opposable thumb that it uses to gather grass seeds to eat. Also called gelada baboon.
Origin of geladaAmharic &ccaronlowdot;&schwa;llada.
- a species of Old World monkey, Theropithecus gelada, distinguished from baboons by the bright patch of skin on their chests.
Amharic ጭላዳ (č̣əlada).