baboonnoun [ C ]uk /bəˈbuːn/ us /bəˈbuːn/
Examples from literature
- An old baboon peeped round the rocky edge and manifested no surprise, only indignation, at the intrusion of humanity, dead or alive, into his dominions.
- Baboons roared in the forests and dwelt in the hollow trunks.
- Certain of the baboon tribes which live among the rocks of high mountains and cliffs, if pursued by enemies, protect themselves by ingeniously rolling immense stones down upon their foes.
- The leopard is the great enemy of the baboons.
- The old Egyptians paid deep homage to the sacred apes, which belong to the baboon tribe, and had them represented on their monuments as judges in the kingdom of death.