Giraffe[jə raf′, -räf′]
An adult giraffe.
Giraffe definition by Webster's New World
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Giraffe definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. gi·raffes or giraffe
An African ruminant mammal (Giraffa camelopardalis) having a very long neck and legs, a tan coat with orange-brown to black blotches, and short horns. It is the tallest land animal, often reaching a height of 5 meters (16 1/2 feet), and feeds principally by browsing in the tree canopy of wooded grasslands.
Origin: French girafe, from Italian giraffa, from Arabic dialectal zirāfa, probably of African origin.
- gi·raffˈish adjective
giraffe - Phrases/Idioms
the constellation Camelopardalis
Variant of giraffe