Meaning of BABOON in English


n.1 any of various large Old World monkeys of the genus Papio, having a long doglike snout, large teeth, and naked callosities on the buttocks.

2 an ugly or uncouth person.

Etymology: ME f. OF babuin or med.L babewynus, of unkn. orig.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.