Okapi



[oh-kah-pee] /oʊˈkɑ pi/

noun, plural okapis (especially collectively) okapi.
1.
an African mammal, Okapia johnstoni, closely related to and resembling the giraffe, but smaller and with a much shorter neck.
/əʊˈkɑːpɪ/
noun (pl) -pis, -pi
1.
a ruminant mammal, Okapia johnstoni, of the forests of central Africa, having a reddish-brown coat with horizontal white stripes on the legs and small horns: family Giraffidae
n.

short-necked giraffe of central Africa, 1900, from the animal’s name in Mbuba (Congo). Reported by English explorer Sir Harry Johnston (1858-1927).

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