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giraffe


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Giraffe  \Gi*raffe"\,  n.  [F.  girafe,  Sp  girafa,  from  Ar 
  zur[=a]fa,  zar[=a]fa.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  African  ruminant  ({Camelopardalis  giraffa})  related  to  the 
  deers  and  antelopes,  but  placed  in  a  family  by  itself  the 
  camelopard.  It  is  the  tallest  of  animals,  being  sometimes 
  twenty  feet  from  the  hoofs  to  the  top  of  the  head.  Its  neck 
  is  very  long,  and  its  fore  legs  are  much  longer  than  its  hind 
  legs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  giraffe 
  n  :  tallest  living  quadruped;  having  a  spotted  coat  and  small 
  horns  and  very  long  neck  and  legs;  of  savannahs  of 
  tropical  Africa  [syn:  {camelopard},  {Giraffa 
  camelopardalis}] 




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