Definition of Giraffa
1. Noun. Type genus of the Giraffidae.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Giraffidae, Giraffidae
Member holonyms: Camelopard, Giraffa Camelopardalis, Giraffe
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Giraffa
Literary usage of Giraffa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Catalogue of the Fossil Mammalia in the British Museum, (Natural History) by Richard Lydekker (1885)
"Presented, 1842. 49717. The right calcaneum; from the Lower Pliocene of Pikermi, Attica. Purchased, 1879. Genus giraffa ..."
2. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1824)
"The giraffa, or the camel leopard, so remarkable for its height, its swan-like neck, and its gentle manners, seems to belong only to one region of Africa, ..."
3. The Entertaining Naturalist: Being Popular Descriptions, Tales, and by Loudon (Jane) (1850)
"(Camelopardalis giraffa.) The head is the most beautiful part of the animal: it is small, and the eyes are large, brilliant, and very full. ..."
4. Catalogue of the Hunterian Collection in the Museum of the Royal College of by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons in London (1831)
"Skull of a large male giraffa. Camelopardalis giraffa. The horns are modelled. 966. Skull of a female giraffa. Camelopardalis giraffa. Hunterian. Mus. ..."
5. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"Camelopardalis giraffa (the giraffa.) In stature the tallest of ... giraffa Camelopardalis, Briss. Camelopardalis giraffa, Auctor. Giraffe, Buff. ..."
6. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1904)
"... rf jr I X. giraffa ... giraffa camelopardalis angolensis, <$ XV. Fig. 1. Head of giraffa ..."
7. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1891)
"giraffa. First, as to the forms ascribed to the genus giraffa itself. There is one species which for nearly 50 years has haunted ..."