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Meaning of hamadryas baboon

ham•a•dry'as baboon'

Pronunciation: (ham"u-drī'us), [key]
  1. a baboon, Papio (Comopithecus) hamadryas, of Ethiopia, the male of which has a mantle of long, dark hair about the head and shoulders: held sacred by the ancient Egyptians. Also called
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