camelopard

[ kuh-mel-uh-pahrd ]
/ kəˈmɛl əˌpɑrd /
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noun Archaic.

a giraffe.

Nearby words

  1. cameleer,
  2. cameleon,
  3. camelhair,
  4. camelid,
  5. camellia,
  6. camelopardalis,
  7. camelopardus,
  8. camelot,
  9. cameltoe,
  10. camembert

Origin of camelopard

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin camēlopardus, for Latin camēlopardālis < Greek kamēlopárdalis giraffe, equivalent to kámēlo(s) camel + pardalis pard1

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British Dictionary definitions for camelopard

camelopard

/ (ˈkæmɪləˌpɑːd, kəˈmɛl-) /

noun

an obsolete word for giraffe

Word Origin for camelopard

C14: from Medieval Latin camēlopardus, from Greek kamēlopardalis, from kamēlos camel + pardalis leopard, because the giraffe was thought to have a head like a camel's and spots like a leopard's

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