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Definition of "giraffe" []

  • An African ruminant mammal (Giraffa camelopardalis) having a very long neck and legs, a tan coat with orange-brown to black blotches, and short horns. It is the tallest land animal, often reaching a height of 5 meters (16 1/2 feet), and feeds principally by browsing in the tree canopy of wooded grasslands. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "giraffe" in a sentence
  • "But instead it's, 'ICP said a giraffe is a miracle."
  • "In fact, the giraffe is the national symbol and animal in Tanzania and off limits to hunt."
  • "The shadow cast by the giraffe is a giveaway, he says."