Giraffa

noun
Gi·​raf·​fa | \ jə̇ˈrafə \

Definition of Giraffa

: a genus of artiodactylous mammals comprising the giraffes which together with the okapis and extinct related forms constitute a family and sometimes a superfamily of Artiodactyla

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Other Words from Giraffa

giraffid \ -​fə̇d \ adjective or noun
giraffoid \ -​ˌfȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Giraffa

New Latin, from Italian, giraffe

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“Giraffa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Giraffa. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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