Definition of camelopard in English:

camelopard

Pronunciation /kəˈmɛləpɑːd//ˈkamɪlə(ʊ)pɑːd/

noun

archaic
  • A giraffe.

    • ‘The Greeks called the giraffe a camelopard, describing the animal as possessing a camel's body but wearing a leopard's coat.’
    • ‘It is believed that the camelopard represented characteristics of both ‘parents’, namely a valiant warrior that would patiently persevere to the end.’
    • ‘The moustache drawn on the camelopard is said to have been modeled after the moustache of Thomas Glover.’
    • ‘The camelopard has short horns, covered with hair, truncated at the end, and tufted with hair.’
    • ‘Before us stood, with their heads lifted high up, a troop of eighteen or twenty giraffes, or camelopards.’

Origin

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek kamēlopardalis, from kamēlos ‘camel’ + pardalis (see pard).

Pronunciation

camelopard

/kəˈmɛləpɑːd//ˈkamɪlə(ʊ)pɑːd/