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o·ka·pi

 (ō-kä′pē)
n. pl. okapi or o·ka·pis
A ruminant mammal (Okapia johnstoni) of the central African rainforest, having a reddish-brown body, whitish-gray cheeks, horizontal whitish stripes on the legs and hindquarters, and short horns in the male. The okapi is closely related to the giraffe.

[Perhaps of Mvuba (Nilo-Saharan language of Congo) origin.]

okapi

(əʊˈkɑːpɪ)
n, pl -pis or -pi
(Animals) a ruminant mammal, Okapia johnstoni, of the forests of central Africa, having a reddish-brown coat with horizontal white stripes on the legs and small horns: family Giraffidae
[C20: from a Central African word]

o•ka•pi

(oʊˈkɑ pi)

n., pl. -pis, (esp. collectively) -pi.
a central African ruminant, Okapia johnstoni, of the same family as the giraffe, but smaller and with a much shorter neck.
[1900; < Bambuba (Mvu'ba), a language of the NE Democratic Republic of the Congo (or < a related Pygmy dial.)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.okapi - similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legsokapi - similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs
camelopard, Giraffa camelopardalis, giraffe - tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa
Translations
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[əʊˈkɑːpɪ] N (okapis or okapi (pl)) → okapi m

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n pl <-s or -> → Okapi nt

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[əʊˈkɑːpɪ] nokapi m inv
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