Camelopard meaning

kə-mĕl'ə-pärd'
A giraffe.
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A bearing resembling a giraffe but represented with long curved horns.
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(archaic) A giraffe.
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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”)
    From Wiktionary