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baboon Explained

baboon at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[bə'bu:n]

baboon at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

type of ape, c.1400, babewyn, earlier "a grotesque figure used in architecture or decoration" (c.1325), from O.Fr. babuin "ape, fool," and also "gaping figure (such as a gargoyle)," which may suggest an origin in O.Fr. baboue "grimacing," or perhaps it is imitative of the ape's babbling speech-like cries. ///

baboon at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: French; Origin: babouin, from baboue 'ugly face']// a large monkey that lives in Africa and South Asia//

baboon at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of five species of robust monkeys (genus Papio, or Chaeropithecus) of Arabia and sub-Saharan Africa. Baboons have a large head, cheek pouches, and a long, doglike muzzle. They walk on all fours, carrying the tail in a characteristic arch. They weigh 30-90 lbs (14-40 kg) and are about 20-45 in. (50-115 cm) long, excluding the tail (18-28 in., or 45-70 cm, long). Found mainly in drier savanna and rocky areas, they feed on a variety of plants and animals. Highly intelligent, they travel in large noisy troops, communicating by calls. They may destroy crops, and their enormous canine teeth and powerful limbs make them dangerous opponents.

Baboon at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Baboon \Bab*oon"\, n. [OE. babewin, baboin, fr.F. babouin, or
LL. babewynus. Of unknown origin; cf. D. baviaan, G. pavian,
baboon, F. babin lip of ape, dogs, etc., dial. G. b["a]ppe
mouth.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera {Cynocephalus}
and {Papio}; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles
and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and
naked callosities on the buttocks. They are mostly African.
See {Mandrill}, and {Chacma}, and {Drill} an ape.

baboon at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

baboon
n : large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles

baboon at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: Image - :Papio ursinus Chamca baboon.jpg|thumb

Alternative forms

* babian, babion
Inter: rel-top » Variant spellingsbaboon” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • Inter: sense » 14th century
  • babewyne
  • baboyne
  • Inter: sense » 15th century
  • babewen
  • babewin
  • babewyn
  • babwen
  • babwyn
  • baubyn


Inter: rel-mi » d
  • Inter: sense » 16th century
  • baboon
  • baboone
  • babound
  • baboune
  • baboyn
  • babwyne
  • Inter: sense » 17th century
  • baboon
  • baboone
  • baboune
  • Inter: sense » 18th century–present
  • baboon

  • Inter: rel-botto » m

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » babewin|lang=enm, Inter: term » baboin|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » babouin|lang=frm, from Inter: term » baboue||grimace, muzzle|lang=fro, of Inter: etyl » gem|en origin, related to Inter: etyl » de|- dialectal Inter: term » Bäppe||muzzle|lang=de, Inter: etyl » gmh|- Inter: term » beffen||to bark|lang=gmh, Inter: etyl » enm|- Inter: term » baffen||to bark|lang=enm. See also Inter: l » en|baff, Inter: l » en|baffle.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: a » RP Inter: enPR » bəbo͞onʹ, Inter: IPA » /bəˈbuːn/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /b@"bu:n/
    • Inter: audio » en-us-baboon.ogg|Audio (US)
    • Inter: rhymes » uːn

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: zoolog » y Mostly African primates. One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. Baboons have dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks.
    1. 1971: Philip José Farmer, Down in the Black Gang: and others; a story collection, page 79 (Nelson Doubleday)
    2. : Mix swallowed the comment he wanted to make, that the council hall stank like a congress of baboons. But he was in no position to insult his host, nor should he. The man was only expressing the attitude of his time.

      Usage notes

      * Traditionally, the specific collective noun for Inter: term » |baboons is a Inter: term » |congress of baboons;Forum: A Journal for the Teacher of English Outside the United States, volumes 37–40, by the United States Information Agency (1999; self-published), page 46Design Paradigms: A Sourcebook for Creative Visualization by Warren K. Wake (2000; Wiley.com; ISBN 9780471299769), page 209500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers by Marlene Caroselli (2006; HRD Products; ISBN 0874259223, 9780874259223), page 325Developing Literacy: Teachers Resource Books 1–5 by Diane Henderson and Rosemary Morris (2007?; R.I.C. Publications; ISBN 9781741265606, 9781741265613, 9781741265620, 9781741265637, 9781741265644), variously pages 28 (book 1), 31 (book 2), 32 (book 3), 33 (book 4), and 37 (book 5) however, the non-unique collective nouns Inter: term » |troop of baboons and Inter: term » |tribe of baboons are also used; moreover, the recently-adopted specific collective noun Inter: term » |flange of baboons sees increasing acceptance.Inter: unicode » 陳弈英文筆記 by Inter: unicode » 陳弈 (2008; Showwe Inter: unicode » 秀威資訊; ISBN 9789862211250), page 38?

      Derived terms

      Inter: top » 2

  • baboonery

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • baboonish


    Inter: botto » m

    See also

    Inter: top » 4
  • chacma

  • Inter: mid » 4
    • drill


    Inter: mid » 4
  • mandrill

  • Inter: mid » 4
    • Category: Appendix - :Collective nouns objects-B|Appendix:Collective nouns


    Inter: botto » m

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » primate
  • Afrikaans: bobbejaan
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|بابون|m|tr=bābūn|sc=Arab
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|павиан|m|tr=pavián, Inter: t+ » bg|песоглавец|m|tr=pesoglávec
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|babuí|m
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|Ꮖ̃Ꮚ̃Ꮒ|tr=babuni|sc=Cher
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|狒狒|tr=fèifèi|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|pavián|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|bavian|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|baviaan|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t- » eo|paviano, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » eo|virpaviano, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » eo|pavianino, Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ offspring Inter: t- » eo|pavianido, Inter: qualifier » ♂ offspring Inter: t- » eo|virpavianido, Inter: qualifier » ♀ offspring Inter: t- » eo|pavianidino, Inter: qualifier » diminutive ♂♀ Inter: t- » eo|pavianeto, Inter: qualifier » augmenatative ♂♀ Inter: t- » eo|pavianego, Inter: qualifier » pejorative ♂♀ Inter: t- » eo|pavianaĉo
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|paavian
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|paviaani
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|babouin|m
  • German: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t+ » de|Pavian|m, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » de|Pavianmännchen|n, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » de|Pavianin|f, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » de|Pavianweibchen|n, Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ offspring Inter: t- » de|Pavianbaby|n, Inter: qualifier » young ♂♀ Inter: t- » de|Jungpavian|m, Inter: qualifier » diminutive ♂♀ Inter: t- » de|Paviänchen|n
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μπαμπουίνος|m|tr=bampouínos
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t+ » kl|baviani
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|pávián
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|bavían|m, Inter: t- » is|bavíani|m, Inter: t- » is|hundapi|m
  • Ido: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t+ » io|babuino, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » io|babuinulo, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » io|babuinino, Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ offspring Inter: t- » io|babuinyuno, Inter: qualifier » ♂ offspring Inter: t- » io|babuinyunulo,Inter: qualifier » ♀ offspring Inter: t- » io|babuinyunino, Inter: qualifier » diminutive ♂♀ Inter: t- » io|babuineto, Inter: qualifier » augmenatative ♂♀ Inter: t- » io|babuinego, Inter: qualifier » pejorative ♂♀ Inter: t- » io|babuinacho

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|babbuino|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|狒々|tr=ひひ, hihi|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|ヒヒ|tr=hihi|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|비비|tr=bibi|sc=Kore (Inter: t- » ko|狒狒|sc=Kore)
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Pavian
    • Nama: Inter: tø » naq|ǀnerab
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|mágí bíchį́į́htsohígíí
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|bavian|m
    • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|انتر|tr=antar|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|pawian|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|babuíno|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|babuin|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бабуин|m|tr=babuín, Inter: t+ » ru|павиан|m|tr=pavián|sc=Cyrl
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|pavián|m
    • Sotho: Inter: t+ » st|tshwene
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|babuino|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|nyani, Inter: t+ » sw|sokwe
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|babian
    • Tswana: Inter: t- » tn|tshwene (9/10)
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|şebek
    • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t+ » vo|babun, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » vo|hibabun, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » vo|jibabun, Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ offspring Inter: t- » vo|babunül, Inter: qualifier » ♂ offspring Inter: t- » vo|hibabunül, Inter: qualifier » ♀ offspring Inter: t- » vo|jibabunül, Inter: qualifier » diminutive ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|babunil, Inter: qualifier » augmentative ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|lebabun, Inter: qualifier » species: Papio hamadryas, ♂♀ Inter: t- » vo|mänedababun
    • Wolof: Inter: t- » wo|goŋ


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    References


    Category: Category:en:Primates -
    Translation: cs » baboon
    Translation: de » baboon
    Translation: et » baboon
    Translation: el » baboon
    Translation: es » baboon
    Translation: eo » baboon
    Translation: fr » baboon
    Translation: gl » baboon
    Translation: ko » baboon
    Translation: hr » baboon
    Translation: io » baboon
    Translation: zu » baboon
    Translation: it » baboon
    Translation: kn » baboon
    Translation: sw » baboon
    Translation: ku » baboon
    Translation: hu » baboon
    Translation: mg » baboon
    Translation: ml » baboon
    Translation: my » baboon
    Translation: nl » baboon
    Translation: no » baboon
    Translation: om » baboon
    Translation: pl » baboon
    Translation: pt » baboon
    Translation: ro » baboon
    Translation: ru » baboon
    Translation: fi » baboon
    Translation: ta » baboon
    Translation: te » baboon
    Translation: vi » baboon
    Translation: zh » baboon