Cynocephalus sphinx
Papion Pa"pi*on, n. [Prob. from native name: cf. Sp. papion.] (Zo["o]l.) A West African baboon ({Cynocephalus sphinx}), allied to the chacma. Its color is generally chestnut, varying in tint. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cynocephalus sphinx — Sphinx Sphinx, n. [L., from Gr. sfi gx, usually derived from sfi ggein to bind tight or together, as if the Throttler.] 1. (a) In Egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cynocephalus sphinx — Sphinx Sphinx, n. [L., from Gr. sfi gx, usually derived from sfi ggein to bind tight or together, as if the Throttler.] 1. (a) In Egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sphinx — Sphinx, n. [L., from Gr. sfi gx, usually derived from sfi ggein to bind tight or together, as if the Throttler.] 1. (a) In Egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the wingless… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sphinx baboon — Sphinx Sphinx, n. [L., from Gr. sfi gx, usually derived from sfi ggein to bind tight or together, as if the Throttler.] 1. (a) In Egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sphinx moth — Sphinx Sphinx, n. [L., from Gr. sfi gx, usually derived from sfi ggein to bind tight or together, as if the Throttler.] 1. (a) In Egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cynocephalus mormon — mandrill man drill (m[a^]n dr[i^]l), n. [Cf. F. mandrille, Sp. mandril, It. mandrillo; prob. the native name in Africa. Cf. {Drill} an ape.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large West African baboon ({Papio sphinx} syn. {Mandrillus sphinx}, formerly {Cynocephalus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mandrillus sphinx — mandrill man drill (m[a^]n dr[i^]l), n. [Cf. F. mandrille, Sp. mandril, It. mandrillo; prob. the native name in Africa. Cf. {Drill} an ape.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large West African baboon ({Papio sphinx} syn. {Mandrillus sphinx}, formerly {Cynocephalus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Papio sphinx — mandrill man drill (m[a^]n dr[i^]l), n. [Cf. F. mandrille, Sp. mandril, It. mandrillo; prob. the native name in Africa. Cf. {Drill} an ape.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large West African baboon ({Papio sphinx} syn. {Mandrillus sphinx}, formerly {Cynocephalus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hawk moth — Sphinx Sphinx, n. [L., from Gr. sfi gx, usually derived from sfi ggein to bind tight or together, as if the Throttler.] 1. (a) In Egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Papion — Pa pi*on, n. [Prob. from native name: cf. Sp. papion.] (Zo[ o]l.) A West African baboon ({Cynocephalus sphinx}), allied to the chacma. Its color is generally chestnut, varying in tint. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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