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camelopard

[ kuh-mel-uh-pahrd ]
/ kəˈmɛl əˌpɑrd /
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noun Archaic.
a giraffe.
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Origin of camelopard

1350–1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin camēlopardus, for Latin camēlopardālis<Greek kamēlopárdalis giraffe, equivalent to kámēlo(s) camel + pardalispard1
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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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