Definition of magot in English:

magot

noun

  • 1The Barbary ape, Macaca sylvana.

  • 2A grotesque Chinese or Japanese figurine, represented in a sitting position, of porcelain, ivory, wood, etc.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Topsell (d. 1625), Church of England clergyman and author. From Middle French, French magot, probably alteration of the biblical name Magog: see further Trésor de la Langue Française s.v.

Pronunciation

magot

/ˈmaɡəʊ//ˈmaɡət//maˈɡəʊ/