reticulated giraffe

noun

Definition of reticulated giraffe 

: a giraffe of a subspecies (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) found in northeast Africa, Somalia, and northern Kenya that has a deep chestnut-colored coat divided by a network of fine white lines into large geometric patches

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To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017 The two species in the direst straits are the northern and reticulated giraffe species. National Geographic, "Africa May Have New Giraffe Species—And This Could Help Protect Them," 8 Sep. 2016 To our surprise, one normal color reticulated giraffe also was among the mother and calf. Rachel Lewis, Time, "Wildlife Experts Spotted a Rare All-White Giraffe and Her Cub in the Wild," 18 Sep. 2017

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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