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
Origin of okapi
Mvuba (language spoken west of Lake Edward, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
First Known Use: 1900
OKAPI Defined for Kids
Definition of okapi for Students
: an animal of the African forests related to the giraffe
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