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Definition of baboon:

  1. One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog- faced ape. Baboons have dog- like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks. They are mostly African. See Mandrill, and Chacma, and Drill an ape.

Synonyms:

gibbon, ape, marmoset, gorilla, mandrill, monkey, chimp, chimpanzee, orangutan.

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