Origin of baboonMiddle English babewyne from Old French babuin, ape, fool from baboue, lip (of animals) from bab, echoic: see babble
any of various large, fierce, short-tailed Old World monkeys (mainly genus Papio) of Africa and Arabia, having a doglike snout and long teeth, a large head with cheek pouches, and bare calluses on the rump
- Any of several large terrestrial African and Arabian monkeys of the genus Papio, having an elongated doglike muzzle and bare calluses on the buttocks.
- Slang A brutish person; a boor.
Origin of baboonMiddle English babewin from Old French babuin gaping figure, gargoyle, baboon perhaps blend of Old French babine muzzle, babau grimace
- With the exception of the bare chest, which is reddish flesh-colour, the gelada recalls the Arabian baboon (Papio hamadryas), and from this common feature it has been proposed to place the two species in the same genus.
- In its lobulation it is singularly like, in many details, that of the baboon (Papio maimon) figured by G.
- (4) Guy Marshall once offered to a baboon a distasteful butterfly (Acraea anemosa), holding the insect in such a way as to display its bright red and black markings to the monkey.
- The typical representative of the genus is the yellow baboon (P. cynocephalus, or babuin), distinguished by its small size and grooved muzzle, and ranging from Abyssinia to the Zambezi.
- The jackal stands for Anup, the hawk for Har, the frog for Hekt, the baboon for Tahuti, and Ptah, Asiri, Hesi, Nebhat, Hat-hor, Neit, Khnum and Amun-hor are all written out phonetically, but never represented in pictures.