What is another more common term for a camelopard?
#893. Asked by dave_fl. (Apr 08 00 1:38 PM)
Apr 08 00, 1:46 PM
Giraffe -- The species name camelopardalis (camelopard) is derived from its early Roman name, where it was described as having characteristics of both a camel and a leopard. The English word camelopard first appeared in the 14th century and survived in common usage well into the 19th century. The Afrikaans language retained it.
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