Definition of Okapi

1. Noun. Similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs.

Exact synonyms: Okapia Johnstoni
Generic synonyms: Camelopard, Giraffa Camelopardalis, Giraffe
Group relationships: Genus Okapia, Okapia



Definition of Okapi

1. n. 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.

Definition of Okapi

1. Noun. A large ruminant mammal, ''Okapia johnstoni'', found in the rainforests of the Congo, related to the giraffe, but with a much shorter neck, a reddish brown coat and zebra-like stripes on its hindquarters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Okapi

1. an African ruminant mammal [n -S]

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Literary usage of Okapi

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1. The Uganda Protectorate: An Attempt to Give Some Description of the Physical by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1902)
"The Belgian officers at once said they knew the okapi perfectly well, having frequently seen its dead body brought in hy natives for eating. ..."

2. First Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-1): Proceedings by D. K. Harman (1993)
"Abstract: The okapi retrieval system is described, technically and in terms of its design ... The version of okapi used for TREC is further discussed. ..."

3. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1904)
"okapi AND SET. From Dr. Thilenius' review (Cbl. tur Anthr., 1903, ... If so, the newly-discovered okapi was very well 'known of old to the Egyptian*. ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"At the shoulder the okapi stands about 5 ft. In colour the sides of the face ... The okapi, of which the first entire skin sent to Europe was received in ..."

5. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1904)
"If so, the newly-discovered okapi was very well known of old to the Egyptians. * * * THE NEGRO FOOT. In an article on " Der Plattfuss des Negers" ..."

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