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1historical Grotesque or absurd ornamentation, carving or pictures; an example of this. Compare "baboon"baberyhistorical after Middle English.See also babery
2obsolete, rare Originally: †a colony of baboons (obsolete rare). In later use: a captive collection of baboons.
3Baboonish nature, character, or behaviour; especially foolishness, stupidity.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Aelred of Rievaulx's De Institutione Inclusarum. From baboon + -ery.
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