Hamadryas

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hamadryas hȧ*mā"drĭ*ăs (Zoöl) The sacred baboon of Egypt (Cynocephalus Hamadryas).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hamadryas A genus of lepidopterous insects.
    • n hamadryas A genus of venomous serpents, of the family Elapidæ. See Ophiophagus.
    • n hamadryas A genus of mollusks.
    • n hamadryas [lowercase] The specific name of a baboon, Cynocephalus hamadryas.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a hamadryad. See Hamadryad

Usage

In literature:

Hamadryas, one of the nymphs whose life depended upon the tree to which she was attached.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
EHRENBERG, on the mane of the male Hamadryas baboon, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
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In news:

A baboon monkey (Papio hamadryas), born in captivity two months ago, remains with its parents at the zoo in Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia, on January 11, 2012.
Nor do I refer to the Hamadryas genus of brush-footed butterflies commonly called The Cracker .
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