A bearing resembling a giraffe but represented with long curved horns.
Origin of camelopard
- Middle English from Medieval Latin camēlopardus from Latin camēlopardalis from Greek kamēlopardalis kamēlos camel camel pardalis pard (so called because the giraffe has a head like a camel's and the spots of a leopard)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin camēlopardalis, from Ancient Greek καμηλοπάρδαλις (kamēlopardalis, “giraffe”), from κάμηλος (kamēlos, “camel”) + πάρδαλις (pardalis, “leopard”)