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 for okapi
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  okapi \o*ka"pi\, n. [Native name on the borders of Belgian
     Congo, possibly the same word as Mpongwe okapo lean.]
     A peculiar mammal ({Okapia johnstoni) closely related to the
     giraffe, discovered in the deep forests of Belgian Congo 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.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck
           and stripe on the legs [syn: okapi, Okapia johnstoni]

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