noun, plural ze·bras, (especially collectively) ze·bra.
- zebra body,
- zebra crossing,
- zebra finch,
- zebra label,
- zebra mussel
Origin of zebra
Examples from the Web for zebra
Blanco also says that, like Zebra Katz, Le1f is about to experience a crossover.Too Gay for Hip-Hop? Le1f Takes On Traditionally Homophobic Genre|Melissa Leon|August 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With those legs and that zebra microdress, Michaele might be able to cobble together a second act.
When the Beltway Republican establishment does not defend her, Bannon uses video of a zebra being eaten by hungry lions.
I particularly liked his zebra skin rug, and the pool table laden with finger food to soak up all the alcohol.
To be killed by a lion is at least a dignified death; but to be mauled by a zebra!The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
I kept looking round, in the hope of seeing the zebra trot up to us, but when the morning came our little pet had not returned.
Is it true that you obtain striped foals if you cross a zebra and a mare?Plays: The Father; Countess Julie; The Outlaw; The Stronger|August Strindberg
All was meat for their pots—the zebra and giraffe, as well as the buffalo and deer.
The forests are full of apes and baboons, and the gnu, the zebra, and the buffalo are to be found.South and South Central Africa|H. Frances Davidson
noun plural -ras or -ra
Word Origin for zebra
Word Origin for Zebra
c.1600, from Italian zebra, perhaps via Portuguese, earlier applied to a now-extinct wild ass, said to be Congolese [OED], or Amharic [Klein], but perhaps ultimately from Latin equiferus "wild horse," from equus "horse" (see equine) + ferus (see fierce).