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gelada

[jel-uh-duh, juh-lah-] /ˈdʒɛl ə də, dʒəˈlɑ-/
noun
1.
a large baboonlike cliff-dwelling monkey, Theropithecus gelada, native to mountains of Ethiopia, having a brown coat and, in the male, a luxuriant mane: an endangered species.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Amharic čʾällada; perhaps akin to the Cushitic word for the baboon; compare Oromo jaldeessa
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gelada

/ˈdʒɛlədə; ˈɡɛl-; dʒɪˈlɑːdə; ɡɪ-/
noun
1.
a NE African baboon, Theropithecus gelada, with dark brown hair forming a mane over the shoulders, a bare red chest, and a ridged muzzle: family Cercopithecidae Also called gelada baboon
Word Origin
probably from Arabic qilādah mane
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large baboonlike monkey that differs from true baboons in having the nostrils some distance from the tip of the muzzle. The gelada inhabits the mountains of Ethiopia and lives in groups among steep cliffs and high plateaus. Terrestrial and active during the day, it feeds on leaves, grasses, roots, and tubers

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