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Definition of "zebra" []

  • Any of several swift, wild, horselike African mammals of the genus Equus, having distinctive overall markings of alternating white and black or brown stripes. (noun)
  • Any of various striped organisms, such as the zebra butterfly. (noun)
  • A referee in football. (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 "zebra" in a sentence
  • "Thus the horse, in the nomenclature of the naturalist, is termed _Equus caballus_; the ass, _Equus asinus_; and the zebra, _Equus zebra_."
  • "First, there is the true zebra (_Equus zebra_), perhaps the most beautiful of all quadrupeds, and of which no description need be given."
  • "And, as they say, a zebra is a horse designed by a committee."
Words like "zebra"
burchell's zebra
common zebra
equus burchelli
equus grevyi
equus zebra zebra
mountain zebra