Chimpanzee vs Baboon - What's the difference?

chimpanzee | baboon |


As nouns the difference between chimpanzee and baboon

is that chimpanzee is a great ape of the genus pan , native to africa, and believed by biologists to be the closest extant relative to humans while baboon is an old world monkey of the genus papio , having dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks.

chimpanzee

Noun

(en noun)
  • A great ape of the genus Pan , native to Africa, and believed by biologists to be the closest extant relative to humans.
  • Synonyms

    * chimp

    Holonyms

    * (individual chimpanzee) chimpkind

    baboon

    English

    (wikipedia baboon)

    Alternative forms

    * babian, babion * ** babewyne ** baboyne * ** babewen ** babewin ** babewyn ** babwen ** babwyn ** baubyn * ** baboon ** baboone ** babound ** baboune ** baboyn ** babwyne * ** baboon ** baboone ** baboune * ** baboon

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An Old World monkey of the genus Papio , having dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks.
  • * 1971 : Philip José Farmer, Down in the Black Gang: and others; a story collection , page 79 (Nelson Doubleday)
  • Mix swallowed the comment he wanted to make, that the council hall stank like a congress of baboons . But he was in no position to insult his host, nor should he. The man was only expressing the attitude of his time.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author=John T. Jost , title=Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)? , volume=100, issue=2, page=162 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=He draws eclectically on studies of baboons , descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record.}}

    Usage notes

    The collective noun for baboons is troop .

    Derived terms

    * baboonery * baboonish

    See also

    * chacma * drill * mandrill *

    References