giraffe

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English[edit]

A giraffe
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From French giraffe (now girafe), from Arabic زَرَافَة (zarāfa, giraffe), apparently ultimately from Persian زرناپا (zurnāpā, giraffe), a compound of زرنا (zurnā, flute, zurna) and پا (, leg). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

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giraffe (plural giraffes)

  1. A ruminant, of the genus Giraffa, of the African savannah with long legs and highly elongated neck, which make it the tallest living animal; yellow fur patterned with dark spots, often in the form of a network; and two or more short, skin-covered horns.
  2. (Cockney rhyming slang) A laugh.
    Are you having a giraffe?!

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giraffe f

  1. plural form of giraffa