caama

noun
caa·​ma | \ ˈkämə \
plural -s

Definition of caama

1 or less commonly cama fox \ ˈkä-​ \ : a southern African fox (Vulpes chama)
2 : cape hartebeest

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First Known Use of caama

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for caama

of African origin; akin to Vai ka1ma3 elephant

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“Caama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caama. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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