follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hamadryas
Historical Examples
  • hamadryas, one of the nymphs whose life depended upon the tree to which she was attached.

  • In Burmah this formidable Viper is dreaded almost as much as the hamadryas.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • The hamadryas (C. hamadryas) of Abyssinia is characterized by long hair, forming a sort of shoulder-cape.

  • Who does not feel disgust when regarding the hideous mandrill—the drill—the hamadryas—or even the chacma?

    The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid

Word of the Day

Word Value for hamadryas

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hamadryas