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giraffe

noun [C] uk   /dʒɪˈrɑːf/  us   /-ˈræf/ (plural giraffes or giraffe)
B1 a large African animal with a very long neck and long legs
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Translations of “giraffe”
in Arabic زَرافة…
in Korean 기린…
in Malaysian zirafah…
in French girafe…
in Turkish zürafa…
in Italian giraffa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長頸鹿…
in Russian жираф…
in Polish żyrafa…
in Vietnamese hươu cao cổ…
in Spanish jirafa…
in Portuguese girafa…
in Thai ยีราฟ…
in German die Giraffe…
in Catalan girafa…
in Japanese キリン…
in Indonesian jerapah…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长颈鹿…
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