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Meaning of zebra

ze•bra

Pronunciation: (zē'bruBrit.also zeb'ru), [key]
— pl. -bras, -bra.
  1. any of several horselike African mammals of the genus Equus, each species having a characteristic pattern of black or dark-brown stripes on a whitish background: all zebra species are threatened or endangered.
  2. Also calleda tropical butterfly, Heliconius charithonius, having black wings barred with yellow.
  3. (cap.) a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter Z.
  4. an official, who usually wears a black and white striped shirt.
  5. See
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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