Meaning of BABOON in English


/ bəˈbuːn; NAmE bæˈb-/ noun

a large African or Asian monkey with a long face like a dog's



Middle English (denoting a grotesque figure used in architecture): from Old French babuin or medieval Latin babewynus , perhaps from Old French baboue muzzle, grimace.

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