Simian vs Baboon - What's the difference?

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Simian is a related term of baboon.


As nouns the difference between simian and baboon

is that simian is an ape or monkey, especially an anthropoid 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.

As an adjective simian

is of or pertaining to apes; apely.

simian

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to apes; apely.
  • Bearing resemblance to an ape.
  • Synonyms

    * apelike * apely * apish * simial * simious

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An ape or monkey, especially an anthropoid.
  • Synonyms

    * (ape or monkey) ape, monkey, primate

    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.
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    Usage notes

    The collective noun for baboons is troop .

    Derived terms

    * baboonery * baboonish

    See also

    * chacma * drill * mandrill *

    References