Definition of chacma baboon in English:

chacma baboon

noun

  • A dark grey baboon which lives on the savannah of southern Africa.

    • ‘He also observed chacma baboons at length and he was the father of the scientific study of the behaviour of primates.’
    • ‘During 23 months we observed 110 inter-group interactions involving four groups of chacma baboons in the Okavango Delta, Botswana.’
    • ‘In her article, however, she includes the photograph of a young chacma baboon.’
    • ‘The chacma baboon is a frugivorous species, but leaves also constitute a major part of the diet.’
    • ‘But the friendships they are concerned with are not those that develop among humans, but rather those of the chacma baboons that inhabit southern Africa's Zambezi region.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Khoikhoi.

Pronunciation

chacma baboon

/ˈtʃakmə/