Definition of baboon :
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.
- He died before Baboon found his fortune, else they might have set up together, and behind their bull- dogs and grizzlies growled at the world a day or two with perfect satisfaction. - "First Fam'lies of the Sierras", Joaquin Miller.
- The dog shivered too, and came up and sat down close enough to receive the sympathetic hand of Old Baboon on his broad bowed head. - "First Fam'lies of the Sierras", Joaquin Miller.
- That evening as it grew dark Lion appeared with Wolf, Jackal, Baboon, and a few other important animals, at the appointed place, and they were received in the most open- hearted manner by Crocodile and the other water creatures. - "South-African Folk-Tales", James A. Honey.