from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large terrestrial monkey (Mandrillus sphinx) of dense forests of west-central Africa, having an olive-brown body with a brightly colored rump and face that are especially pronounced in the male.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of baboon; the great blue-faced or rib-nosed baboon; the hog-ape, Cynocephalus maimon or mormon, the largest and most formidable, ferocious, and hideous of baboons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A large West African baboon (Papio sphinx syn. Mandrillus sphinx, formerly Cynocephalus mormon syn. Papio mormon). The adult male has, on the sides of the nose, large, naked, grooved swellings, conspicuously striped with blue and red. It is an endangered species.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A primate, Mandrillus sphinx, recognized by its colorful face and rump

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun baboon of west Africa with a bright red and blue muzzle and blue hindquarters


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[man + drill.]


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    July 11, 2011

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