Definition of mandrill in English:


Syllabification: man·drill
Pronunciation: /ˈmandrəl


  • A large West African baboon with a brightly colored red and blue face, the male having a blue rump.
    • Mandrillus sphinx, family Cercopithecidae
    More example sentences
    • Her work with the large African monkeys known as mandrills shows that red coloration gives males an advantage when it comes to mating.
    • Viarruel said calls had been made by his colleagues to the Ministry of Public Utilities and Environment to repair the boxes where the chimpanzees and mandrills slept.
    • Other new arrivals to the park this winter will include mandrills and bamboo lemurs.


mid 18th century: probably from man + drill3.

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