- See Barbary ape.
- A fanciful, often grotesque figurine in the Japanese or Chinese style rendered in a seated position.
Origin of magotFrench from Old French magos a kind of monkey from Magog, Magos Magog, name of biblical land (Ezekiel 38-39) and tribe (Revelation 20:8-9), used as an emblem of ugliness in medieval romances
- (archaic) The Barbary ape.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.