Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A family of ruminant artiodactyl ungulate mammals, having the placenta polycotyledonary and the stomach quadripartite with developed psalterium, the cervical vertebræ much elongated, the dorsolumbars declivous backward, and horns present only as frontal apophyses covered with integument; the giraffes or camelopards. The family contains but one living species, the giraffe. Also Camelopardidæ, Camelopardalidæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The natural family of mammals including the giraffes.
- n. giraffes.
- Giraffa + -idae (Wiktionary)
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