from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Related to, resembling, or characteristic of a zebra.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, like or pertaining to a zebra.
  • n. A zebra or similar (notably equine) animal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, the zebra.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling or related to the zebra; striped like a zebra; pertaining to the subgenus Hippotigris: correlated with equine and asinine.


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  • These stripes were distinct on the hind-quarters, where they diverged from the spine, and pointed a little forwards; many of them as they diverged from the spine became a little branched, exactly in the same manner as in some zebrine species.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I.

  • The self is 'a mixed body: studded, spotted, zebrine, tigroid, shimmering, spotted like an ocelot, whose life must be its business '.


  • Spiew z pozogi (Warszawa: Wiedza, 1947); Utwory zebrine, ed. by Aniela Kmita-Piorunowa and Kazimierz Wyka (Kraków: Wydawnictwo Literackie, 1961); Utwory wybrane, ed. by Kazimierz Wyka (Kraków: Wydawnictwo Literackie, 1964); Wiersze, ed. by Jan Sochon (Bialystok: Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza, 1984); Poezje, ed. by Jerzy Swiech (Lublin: Wydawn Lubelskie, 1992).

    Krzystof Kamil Baczynski

  • OW 1885 OW pteropine bat 1844 O zebrine zebra OW Insects account for six more such terms: acarine mite 1828 OW formicine ant 1885 anopheline mosquito OW

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 1

  • "eggy" eggplant is more frequently encountered in Europe, as is the zebrine strain, which has longitudinal purple-and-white stripes.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol II No 4


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