Definition of gelada in English:

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Pronunciation: /dʒəˈlɑːdə/
(also gelada baboon)

noun (plural same or geladas)

A brownish baboon with a long mane and naked red rump, native to Ethiopia.
  • Theropithecus gelada, family Cercopithecidae.
Example sentences
  • We also repeated some analyses with data from the researchers, who used foraging-group size for the gelada and hamadryas baboon.
  • Similar trends have also been observed for gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada), in which altitude, which is highly correlated with ambient temperature, was found to correlate negatively with birth rate.
  • The current world population of geladas is estimated to be between 100,000-200,000, but subpopulations are isolated, and the species is listed by the United States Endangered Species Act as Threatened.


Mid 19th century: from Amharic č'ällada.

Words that rhyme with gelada

ardour (US ardor), armada, Bader, cadre, carder, cicada, Dalriada, enchilada, Garda, Granada, Haggadah, Hamada, intifada, lambada, larder, Masada, Nevada, panada, piña colada, pousada, promenader, retarder, Scheherazade, Theravada, Torquemada, tostada

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