from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A giraffe.
- n. Heraldry A bearing resembling a giraffe but represented with long curved horns.
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- n. A giraffe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An African ruminant; the giraffe. See giraffe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The giraffe: so called from a certain resemblance in form to a camel, and from its spotted coloration, like that of the pard or leopard.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a creature like a giraffe, but with long and generally curved horns, borrowed from the medieval bestiaries. Also formerly camelopardal, camelopardel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa
[- 23 -] I shall accordingly pass over this, and be silent on the other like events that subsequently took place -- unless, of course, it should seem to me thoroughly necessary to mention some particular point, -- but I will give an account of the so-called camelopard, because it was then for the first time introduced into Rome by Caesar and exhibited to all.
Dio's Rome, Volume 2 An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek During the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinus, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus; and Now Presented in English Form. Second Volume Extant Books 36-44 (B.C. 69-44).
The _chamois_, or zomer of the ancient Jews, has by different authors been described as the camelopard or giraffe.
Mandriva Linux 2009 Release Candidate 1 (code name camelopard) is available on public mirrors now (or will be in the coming hours).
Her honor guard, she told us, was two thousand men, none shorter than six feet tall, all clad in splendid embroidered capes and bearing swords and spears and shields made of the patterned hide of the camelopard, tough and light-weight.
A squadron of soldiers preceded it, chatting inconsequentially among themselves, resplendent in embroidered capes over light mail, carrying the rumored shields of camelopard skin.
And all the while she thus discoursed, Mrs. Gaunt's thoughtful eyes looked straight over the chatterbox's white cap, and explored vacancy; and by and by she broke the current of twaddle with the majestic air of a camelopard marching across a running gutter.
At a meeting of the Academy of Sciences in Paris, on the 2nd of July last, M. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire observed that naturalists were wrong in supposing that there was only one species of the camelopard.
Some authors have proved the mildness and docility of the camelopard, while others represent it as incapable of being tamed.
As a live camelopard has been sent to London and another to Paris, the history and habits of these animals have excited some interest.
The players gather around a table or sit in a circle, each one being given the name of an animal; the sport of the game will consist largely in choosing unusual or difficult names, such as yak, gnu, camelopard, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, Brazilian ant-eater, kangaroo, etc.