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Magot

Magot \Mag"ot\, n. [F.] (Zo["o]l.) The Barbary ape.

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magot

n. (context archaic English) The Barbary ape.

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Magot

Magot (pronounced mă-gō) may refer to:

  • The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus)
  • Magot, source of the name of Les Deux Magots café in Paris
Magot (figurine)

A magot is a seated oriental figurine, usually of porcelain or ivory, of a grotesque form; the name derives from the Barbary ape, also known as "magot".

Usage examples of "magot".

Deux Magots, where the existentialists had established their original beachhead.

  But this humble retreat was instantly surrounded by the enemy: they tried to force the door, they were provoked by a discharge of arrows from the roof, till at length, impatient of delay, they set fire to a pile of dry magots, and consumed the cottage with the Roman emperor and his train.

But this humble retreat was instantly surrounded by the enemy: they tried to force the door, they were provoked by a discharge of arrows from the roof, till at length, impatient of delay, they set fire to a pile of dry magots, and consumed the cottage with the Roman emperor and his train.