Origin of camelopardLate Latin camelopardus from Classical Latin camelopardalus from Classical Greek kam?lopardalis from kam?los, camel + pardalis, pard, leopard: so called from neck (like a camel's) and spots (like a pard's)
- A giraffe.
- Heraldry A bearing resembling a giraffe but represented with long curved horns.
Origin of camelopardMiddle English from Medieval Latin camēlopardus from Latin camēlopardalis from Greek kamēlopardalis kamēlos camel ; see camel . pardalis pard (so called because the giraffe has a head like a camel's and the spots of a leopard)
- (archaic) A giraffe.
From Latin camēlopardalis, from Ancient Greek καμηλοπάρδαλις (kamēlopardalis, “giraffe”), from κάμηλος (kamēlos, “camel”) + πάρδαλις (pardalis, “leopard”)