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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the suborder Ruminantia — the giraffe and okapi.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. The natural family of mammals including the giraffes.
from The 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.
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- n. giraffes
Giraffa + -idae (Wiktionary)