Origin: LL camelopardus < L camelopardalus < Gr kamēlopardalis < kamēlos, camel + pardalis, pard, leopard: so called from neck (like a camel's) and spots (like a pard's)
See camelopard in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Medieval Latin camēlopardus
Origin: , from Latin camēlopardalis
Origin: , from Greek kamēlopardalis
Origin: : kamēlos, camel; see camel
Origin: + pardalis, pard (so called because the giraffe has a head like a camel's and the spots of a leopard).