Papion

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Papion (Zoöl) A West African baboon (Cynocephalus sphinx), allied to the chacma. Its color is generally chestnut, varying in tint.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n papion A baboon of the genus Cynocephalus, as C. hamadryas (or babuin); a hamadryad; especially, the dog-headed baboon, which was revered and mummified by the Egyptians. See cut under baboon.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. from native name: cf. Sp. papion,