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English definition of “giraffe”

giraffe

noun [C]
 
 
/dʒɪˈrɑːf/
B1 a large African animal with a very long neck and long, thin legsWild mammalsHumans, apes and monkeysFelines (cats)Canines (dogs)Deer and antelopeRodents and similar animalsMarine mammals
(Definition of giraffe from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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