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Meaning of OKAPI

Pronunciation:  ow'kâpee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs

OKAPI is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: Okapia johnstoni
 See Also: camelopard, genus Okapia, Giraffa camelopardalis, giraffe, Okapia



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O*ka"pi\, n. [Native name on the borders of Belgian
Kongo, possibly the same word as Mpongwe okapo lean.]
A peculiar mammal ({Okapia johnostoni}) closely related to
the giraffe, discovered in the deep forests of Belgian Kongo
in 1900. It is smaller than an ox, and somewhat like a
giraffe, except that the neck is much shorter. Like the
giraffe, it has no dewclaws. There is a small prominence on
each frontal bone of the male. The color of the body is
chiefly reddish chestnut, the cheeks are yellowish white, and
the fore and hind legs above the knees and the haunches are
striped with purplish black and cream color.