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 cam&emacron;lopardus, from Latin cam&emacron;lopardalis, from Greek kam&emacron;lopardalis : kam&emacron;los, 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”)