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okapi

noun oka·pi \ō-ˈkä-pē\

Definition of OKAPI

:  an African ungulate mammal (Okapia johnstoni) that is closely related to the giraffe but has a relatively short neck, a coat typically of solid reddish chestnut on the trunk, yellowish white on the cheeks, and purplish-black and cream rings on the upper parts of the legs
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Origin of OKAPI

Mvuba (language spoken west of Lake Edward, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
First Known Use: 1900

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OKAPI Defined for Kids

okapi

noun oka·pi \ō-ˈkä-pē\

Definition of OKAPI for Kids

:  an animal of the African forests related to the giraffe

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