Variant of zebra
- any of several swift African perissodactylous mammals (family Equidae) of the same genus (Equus) as the horse and ass, having dark stripes on a white or tawny body
- a butterfly (Heliconius charitonius) with black wings crossed by several yellowish bandsin full zebra butterfly
- ☆ Sports, Slang a referee who wears a vertically striped black-and-white shirt
Origin: Port, zebra, earlier used of a wild ass (now extinct): said to be of Congolese origin, originally , but probably ultimately from Classical Latin equiferus, wild horse from equus (see hippo-) plush ferus (see fierce)
- zebrine adjective
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