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hamadryas

/ˌhæməˈdraɪəs/
noun
1.
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 Also called hamadryas baboon, sacred baboon
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Latin; see hamadryad
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