baboon Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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baboonnoun [C]

uk   us   /bəˈbuːn/
a ​type of ​largemonkey, ​found in ​Africa and ​Asia, with a ​long, ​pointedface like a ​dog and ​largeteeth
(Definition of baboon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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baboonnoun [C]

 us   /bæˈbun/
a primate (= ​animal that is most like humans)found in Africa and ​southern Asia that has a ​longnose, ​shorttail, and is ​related to ​monkeys
(Definition of baboon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “baboon”
in Korean 개코원숭이…
in Arabic بابون (قرد ضخم يوجد في أفريقيا وآسيا، ذو وجه طويل وأسنان كبيرة)…
in Malaysian babun…
in French babouin…
in Chinese (Traditional) 狒狒…
in Italian babbuino…
in Spanish mandril…
in Vietnamese khỉ đầu chó…
in Portuguese babuíno…
in Thai ลิงบาบูน…
in German der Pavian…
in Catalan mandril…
in Japanese ヒヒ(オナガザル科ヒヒ属のサル)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狒狒…
in Indonesian babun…
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