Definition of zebra noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈzebrə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzebrə//
; BrE BrE//ˈziːbrə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈziːbrə//
(pl. zebra, zebras) Wild mammals
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an African wild animal like a horse with black and white lines (= stripes) on its body See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese, originally in the sense ‘wild ass’, perhaps ultimately from Latin equiferus, from equus ‘horse’ + ferus ‘wild’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: zebra

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