Okapi Definition

ō-käpē
okapis
noun
okapis
An African ruminant (Okapia johnstoni) in the same family (Giraffidae) as the giraffe, but having a much shorter neck.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • Okapia johnstoni
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Other Word Forms of Okapi

Noun

Singular:
okapi
Plural:
okapis

Origin of Okapi

  • Perhaps of Mvuba (Nilo-Saharan language of Congo) origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Mvuba okapi.

    From Wiktionary

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