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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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giraffe

noun
Related words
collective noun herd
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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
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giraffe

[dʒɪˈrɑːf] ngirafe f
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giraffe

nGiraffe f
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giraffe

[dʒɪˈrɑːf] ngiraffa
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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.
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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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