Meaning of BABOON in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ba-ˈbün, chiefly Brit ]

bə- noun

Etymology: Middle English babewin, from Middle French babouin, from baboue grimace

Date: 15th century

: any of a genus ( Papio ) of large gregarious primates of Africa and southwestern Asia having a long square naked muzzle ; also : any of several closely related primates

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.