Definition of zebra
1 plural also zebra : any of several fleet African mammals (Equus burchelli, E. grevyi, and E. zebra) related to the horse but distinctively and conspicuously patterned in stripes of black or dark brown and white or buff
2 [from the shirts patterned in black-and-white stripes worn by football referees] : referee 2
3 : zebra crossing
zebrineplay \ˈzē-ˌbrīn, Canadian and British also ˈze-\ adjective or noun
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Wild Florida features lemurs, zebras, watusi, bobcats, sloths, and other exotic animals.
To get there, the zoo had to make a big commitment, allocating several full-time staff to caring for the captive amphibians despite the fact that visitors weren’t as charmed by them as zebras or lions.
Animals that take part in this circus include horses, zebras, camels and elephants, said UniverSoul spokesman Hank Ernest.
A zebra-print blanket and polka dot leggings were also found in the bag, located just east of Boston's Logan International Airport.
Visitors can take a wagon ride or drive their car through the farmland, which houses 500-plus animals, including porcupines, pigs, ostriches and zebras.
His zebra, which looked slightly wet and a little bloody from its birth, didn't stand tall but rather, its knees knocked at odd angles and seemed to struggle for footing.
Compacts as gazelles, mid-size sedans as zebras, pickups as wildebeests, SUVs as elephants…
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ZEBRA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of zebra for English Language Learners
: an African animal that looks like a horse and has black and white stripes covering its body
ZEBRA Defined for Kids
Definition of zebra for Students
: an African animal that is related to the horse and has a hide striped in black and white or black and buff
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