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-A Giraffe-Giraffa camelopardalis, family Giraffidae. It is the tallest living animal.

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek kamēlopardalis, from kamēlos ‘camel’ + pardalis ‘leopard’

Used in a sentence:

“Well, I’m off to the steam-powered camelopard races!”

It’s not a camel. It’s not a leopard. It’s a camelopard!

Referencing back a few days to the mereswine post...We have a lovely mereswine T-shirt available!

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