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gi·raffe

 (jə-răf′)
n. pl. gi·raffes or giraffe
An African ruminant mammal (Giraffa camelopardalis) having a very long neck and legs, a tan coat with orange-brown to black blotches, and short horns. It is the tallest land animal, often reaching a height of 5 meters (16 feet).

[French girafe, from Italian giraffa, from Arabic dialectal zirāfa, probably of African origin.]

gi·raff′ish adj.

giraffe

(dʒɪˈrɑːf; -ˈræf)
n, pl -raffes or -raffe
(Animals) a large ruminant mammal, Giraffa camelopardalis, inhabiting savannas of tropical Africa: the tallest mammal, with very long legs and neck and a colouring of regular reddish-brown patches on a beige ground: family Giraffidae
[C17: from Italian giraffa, from Arabic zarāfah, probably of African origin]

gi•raffe

(dʒəˈræf; esp. Brit. -ˈrɑf)

n.
a tall, long-necked, spotted ruminant, Giraffa camelopardalis, of Africa: the tallest living quadruped animal.
[1585–95; < French girafe < Italian giraffa < dial. Arabic zirāfah]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.giraffe - tallest living quadrupedgiraffe - tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
genus Giraffa, Giraffa - type genus of the Giraffidae
okapi, Okapia johnstoni - similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs

giraffe

noun
Related words
collective noun herd
Translations
زرافةزَرَافَةزرافَه
жираф
žirafa
giraf
kaelkirjak
kirahvi
žirafa
zsiráf
gíraffi
キリン
기린
camelopardalis
žirafa
žirafe
sjiraffgiraff
girafă
žirafa
žirafa
giraff
twiga
ยีราฟ
hươu cao cổ

giraffe

[dʒɪˈrɑːf] N (giraffes or giraffe (pl)) → jirafa f

giraffe

[dʒɪˈrɑːf] ngirafe f

giraffe

nGiraffe f

giraffe

[dʒɪˈrɑːf] ngiraffa

giraffe

(dʒiˈraːf) plurals giˈraffes ~giˈraffe noun
an African animal with a very long neck, long legs and spots.

giraffe is spelt with one r and two fs.

giraffe

زَرَافَة žirafa giraf Giraffe καμηλοπάρδαλη jirafa kirahvi girafe žirafa giraffa キリン 기린 giraf sjiraff żyrafa girafa жираф giraff ยีราฟ zürafa hươu cao cổ 长颈鹿
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