giraffe

noun gi·raffe \ jə-ˈraf \

Definition of giraffe

plural giraffes
1 or plural giraffe :a large fleet African ruminant mammal (Giraffa camelopardalis) that is the tallest of living quadrupeds and has a very long neck and a short coat with dark blotches separated by pale lines
2 capitalized :camelopardalis

giraffish

play \jə-ˈra-fish\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of giraffe

Italian giraffa, from Arabic zirāfa

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GIRAFFE Defined for English Language Learners

giraffe

noun

Definition of giraffe for English Language Learners

  • : a very tall African animal that has an extremely long neck and legs


GIRAFFE Defined for Kids

giraffe

noun gi·raffe \ jə-ˈraf \

Definition of giraffe for Students

:a spotted mammal of Africa with a very long neck that feeds mostly on the leaves of trees and is the tallest of living animals on land


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