Definition of chacma baboon in English:

chacma baboon

Syllabification: chac·ma ba·boon
Pronunciation: /ˈCHäkmə baˌbo͞on
 
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noun

  • A dark gray baboon that lives on the savanna of southern Africa.
    • Papio ursinus, family Cercopithecidae
    More example sentences
    • In her article, however, she includes the photograph of a young chacma baboon.
    • The chacma baboon is a frugivorous species, but leaves also constitute a major part of the diet.
    • He also observed chacma baboons at length and he was the father of the scientific study of the behaviour of primates.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Khoikhoi.

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