giraffe

The Correct spelling is: giraffe

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  • n., pl. -raffes or 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 (161/2 feet), and feeds principally by browsing in the tree canopy of wooded grasslands.

    [French girafe, from Italian giraffa, from Arabic dialectal zirāfa, probably of African origin.]

    giraffish gi·raff'ish adj.


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