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Meaning of ZEBRA

Pronunciation:  'zebru

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines

ZEBRA is a 5 letter word that starts with Z.


 See Also: Burchell's zebra, common zebra, equid, equine, Equus, Equus Burchelli, Equus grevyi, Equus zebra zebra, genus Equus, grevy's zebra, mountain zebra



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ze"bra\, n. [Pg. zebra; cf. Sp. cebra; probably from a
native African name.] (Zo["o]l.)
Either one of two species of South African wild horses
remarkable for having the body white or yellowish white, and
conspicuously marked with dark brown or brackish bands.

Note: The true or mountain zebra ({Equus, or Asinus, zebra})
      is nearly white, and the bands which cover the body and
      legs are glossy black. Its tail has a tuft of black
      hair at the tip. It inhabits the mountains of Central
      and Southern Africa, and is noted for its wariness and
      wildness, as well as for its swiftness. The second
      species ({Equus, or Asinus, Burchellii}), known as
      {Burchell's zebra}, and {dauw}, inhabits the grassy
      plains of South Africa, and differs from the preceding
      in not having dark bands on the legs, while those on
      the body are more irregular. It has a long tail,
      covered with long white flowing hair.

{Zebra caterpillar}, the larva of an American noctuid moth
   ({Mamestra picta}). It is light yellow, with a broad black
   stripe on the back and one on each side; the lateral
   stripes are crossed with withe lines. It feeds on
   cabbages, beets, clover, and other cultivated plants.

{Zebra opossum}, the zebra wolf. See under {Wolf}.

{Zebra parrakeet}, an Australian grass parrakeet, often kept
   as a cage bird. Its upper parts are mostly pale greenish
   yellow, transversely barred with brownish black crescents;
   the under parts, rump, and upper tail coverts, are bright
   green; two central tail feathers and the cheek patches are
   blue. Called also {canary parrot}, {scallop parrot},
   {shell parrot}, and {undulated parrot}.

{Zebra poison} (Bot.), a poisonous tree ({Euphorbia arborea})
   of the Spurge family, found in South Africa. Its milky
   juice is so poisonous that zebras have been killed by
   drinking water in which its branches had been placed, and
   it is also used as an arrow poison. --J. Smith (Dict.
   Econ. Plants).

{Zebra shark}. Same as {Tiger shark}, under {Tiger}.

{Zebra spider}, a hunting spider.

{Zebra swallowtail}, a very large North American
   swallow-tailed butterfly ({Iphiclides ajax}), in which the
   wings are yellow, barred with black; -- called also

{Zebra wolf}. See under {Wolf}.

Computing Dictionary

A data management package in the cern program library.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a zebra in your dream, represents perfect balance, unity, harmony, and the attraction of opposites. Alternatively, it means that you are spending too much time in trivial and varying matters You need to establish a mindset and lay your groundwork for some solid stability.