mandrill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mandrill baboon of west Africa with a bright red and blue muzzle and blue hindquarters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n mandrill măn"drĭl (Zoöl) A large West African baboon (Papio sphinx syn. Mandrillus sphinx, formerly Cynocephalus mormon syn. Papio mormon). The adult male has, on the sides of the nose, large, naked, grooved swellings, conspicuously striped with blue and red. It is an endangered species.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mandrill A kind of baboon; the great blue-faced or rib-nosed baboon; the hog-ape, Cynocephalus maimon or mormon, the largest and most formidable, ferocious, and hideous of baboons. The canine teeth are of enormous size, causing a protuberance of the cheeks, which are naked and fantastically striped with brilliant colors. The ischial callosities are of great size and bright-red color. The animal is often seen in captivity. The mandrills are natives of the western coast of Africa, where they associate in large troops, which are the terror of the negroes. They often plunder villages and cultivated fields with impunity. See cut under baboon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mandrill man′dril a large kind of baboon, a native of Western Africa.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. mandrille, Sp. mandril, It. mandrillo,; prob. the native name in Africa. Cf. Drill an ape
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Facsimile of William Smith's figure of the "Mandrill," 1744.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
The Mandril appeared to have quite forgotten his dislike of beggars.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Sept. 26, 1917" by Various
The mandrills are another species of baboon who inhabit this region.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
These mandrills could climb better than we; they would soon overtake us, and tear us to pieces among the branches.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
THE MANDRILL AND GEORGE THE FOURTH.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
They include the chacma, drill, common baboon, and mandrill.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
MANDRILL, number of caudal vertebrae in the, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
Foot and Power Lathes, Drill Presses, Scrolls, Circular and Band Saws, Saw Attachments, Chucks, Mandrils, Twist Drills, Dogs, Calipers, etc.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
And we'll see the mandrill fed.
"Dodo Wonders" by E. F. Benson
A steam-hammer is busily engaged in driving mandrils of increasing size through the centre of a red-hot forging.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
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In news:

Angelo Mandril Burden is wanted for the murders of Gary Buckom and Donald Mewborn.
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(NASDAQ: SBSA), today announced that its Chicago station WLEY-FM "La Ley 107.9FM" launched a new morning show hosted by internationally recognized and #1 top rated radio personality Ricardo Sanchez "El Mandril ".
Ricardo "El Mandril " Sanchez.
With his use of smart-aleck wit and a playlist heavy on corridos, Los Angeles DJ Ricardo "El Mandril " Sánchez built a listenership for KBUE-FM that surpassed most English-language radio stations.
Mandrills are an endangered species native to Western Africa most known for their bright blue and red faces, and hairless red rumps.
The Reid Park Zoo participates in the Mandrill Species Survival Plan (SSP) through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
The Ford bursts with the sound of the influential Funk band Mandrill 's authentic and soulful rhythm and blues.
ICYOLA, which performed at the unveiling of the MLK monument in DC, joins Mandrill on stage at the Ford Theater.
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