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camelopard

Line breaks: cam¦elo|pard
Pronunciation: /ˈkamɪlə(ʊ)pɑːd
 
, kəˈmɛləpɑːd
 
/

Definition of camelopard in English:

noun

archaic
A giraffe.
Example sentences
  • The Greeks called the giraffe a camelopard, describing the animal as possessing a camel's body but wearing a leopard's coat.
  • The moustache drawn on the camelopard is said to have been modeled after the moustache of Thomas Glover.
  • The camelopard has short horns, covered with hair, truncated at the end, and tufted with hair.

Origin

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek kamēlopardalis, from kamēlos 'camel' + pardalis (see pard).

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