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noun oka·pi \ō-ˈkä-pē\

Definition of okapi

  1. :  an African ungulate mammal (Okapia johnstoni) that is closely related to the giraffe but has a relatively short neck, a coat typically of solid reddish chestnut on the trunk, yellowish white on the cheeks, and purplish-black and cream rings on the upper parts of the legs

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Origin and Etymology of okapi

Mvuba (language spoken west of Lake Edward, Democratic Republic of the Congo)


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okapi

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noun oka·pi \ō-ˈkä-pē\

Definition of okapi for Students

  1. :  an animal of the African forests related to the giraffe


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