[man-dril] /ˈmæn drɪl/

a large baboon, Mandrillus (or Papio) sphinx, of western Africa, the male of which has a face brightly marked with blue and scarlet and a muzzle that is ribbed: an endangered species.
an Old World monkey, Mandrillus sphinx, of W Africa. It has a short tail and brown hair, and the ridged muzzle, nose, and hindquarters are red and blue

“large baboon,” 1744, perhaps ultimately from an African language, but formed into English components man + drill (n.4) “baboon,” which is of W.African origin. The earliest reference reports the name is what the animal was “called by the white men in this country” (Sierra Leone). French mandrill, Spanish mandril seem to be from English.


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