Meaning of giraffe

gi•raffe

Pronunciation: (ju-raf' or, esp. Brit., -räf'), [key]
— n.
  1. a tall, long-necked, spotted ruminant, Giraffa camelopardalis, of Africa: the tallest living quadruped animal.
  2. (cap.)the constellation Camelopardalis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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