camelopard

noun
ca·​mel·​o·​pard | \ kə-ˈme-lə-ˌpärd How to pronounce camelopard (audio) \

Definition of camelopard

1 archaic : giraffe
2 capitalized : camelopardalis

First Known Use of camelopard

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for camelopard

Late Latin camelopardus, alteration of Latin camelopardalis, from Greek kamēlopardalis, from kamēlos camel + pardalis leopard

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“Camelopard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camelopard. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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