Hamadryas meaning

hămə-drīəs
A baboon (Papio hamadryas) of northern Africa and Arabia, the adult male of which has a heavy mane.
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A large baboon, Papio hamadryas, from northern Africa and Arabia, that was sacred in ancient Egypt.
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Origin of hamadryas

  • Latin hamadryad hamadryad

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition