Chapman's zebra

noun

Chap·​man's zebra
-mən(z)ˈzē-
: a variety (Equus burchelli chapmanni) of the Burchell's zebra distinguished by distinct shadow striping on the body and largely restricted to northern Bechuanaland and western Matabeleland compare grant's zebra

Word History

Etymology

after James Chapman †1872 English traveler in Africa

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“Chapman's zebra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chapman%27s%20zebra. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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