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hamadryas (ˌhæməˈdraɪəs)
 
n
hamadryas baboon, Also called: sacred baboon a baboon, Papio (or Comopithecus) hamadryas, of Arabia and NE Africa, having long silvery hair on the head, neck, and chest: regarded as sacred by the ancient Egyptians: family Cercopithecidae
 
[C19: via New Latin from Latin; see hamadryad]

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hamadryas

large, powerful monkey of the plains and open-rock areas of the Red Sea coast, both in Africa (Eritrea, The Sudan) and on the opposite coast in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. The hamadryas is the smallest baboon species, with a body length of about 60-70 cm (24-28 inches) and weight of up to 18 kg (40 pounds). Females are brown, but males are silvery gray with an enormous cape of hair on the neck and shoulders

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Males of the hamadryas baboon species also have a large white mane.
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