hamadryas definition

  • noun:
    • A baboon (Papio hamadryas) of north Africa and Arabia, the adult male that has actually much mane. Also called sacred baboon.
    • a big baboon, Papio hamadryas, from northern Africa and Arabia, that has been sacred in old Egypt
    • The sacred baboon of Egypt (Cynocephalus Hamadryas).
    • A genus of lepidopterous pests.
    • A genus of venomous serpents, of family members Elapidæ. See Ophiophagus.
    • A genus of mollusks.
    • [lowercase] the particular title of a baboon, Cynocephalus hamadryas.

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