Definition of chacma baboon in English:

chacma baboon

Line breaks: chacma ba¦boon
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃakmə


  • A dark grey baboon which lives on the savannah of southern Africa.
    • Papio ursinus, family Cercopithecidae
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    • 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.


mid 19th century: from Khoikhoi.

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