mandrill definition

  • noun:
    • a sizable brutal baboon (Papio sphinx syn. Mandrillus sphinx) of western Africa, having a beard, crest, and mane and brilliant blue, purple, and scarlet facial markings in person male.
    • A primate, Mandrillus sphinx, identified by its colorful face and rump
    • A large West African baboon (Papio sphinx syn. Mandrillus sphinx, previously Cynocephalus mormon syn. Papio mormon). The adult male has actually, regarding the edges of the nostrils, huge, naked, grooved swellings, conspicuously striped with blue and red. Its an endangered species.
    • a type of baboon; the great blue-faced or rib-nosed baboon; the hog-ape, Cynocephalus maimon or mormon, the greatest and a lot of solid, ferocious, and hideous of baboons.
    • baboon of western Africa with a bright red and blue muzzle and blue hindquarters

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