noun, plural o·ka·pis, (especially collectively) o·ka·pi.
Origin of okapi
Examples from the Web for okapi
I am bitterly sorry and disappointed to be obliged to say it, but I think there can be no doubt that we have lost that okapi.
The Okapi lives in pairs in the deepest recesses of the forest.
But, to their keen disappointment, no okapi made its appearance at the drinking-place that night.
There were hunters from the forests of far-off Bongindanga where the okapi roams.Bones|Edgar Wallace
This creature, of which the native name is "Okapi," is proposed to be called Ocapia johnstoni.
British Dictionary definitions for okapi
noun plural -pis or -pi
Word Origin for okapi
Word Origin and History for okapi
short-necked giraffe of central Africa, 1900, from the animal's name in Mbuba (Congo). Reported by English explorer Sir Harry Johnston (1858-1927).