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 for Burchell''''''''s zebra
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zebra \Ze"bra\, n. [Pg. zebra; cf. Sp. cebra; probably from a
     native African name.] (Zool.)
     Any member of three species of African wild horses remarkable
     for having the body white or yellowish white, and
     conspicuously marked with dark brown or brackish bands.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The true or mountain zebra ({Equus zebra syn. Asinus
           zebra) is nearly white, and the bands which cover the
           body and legs are glossy black. Its tail has a tuft of
           black hair at the tip. It inhabits the mountains of
           Central and Southern Africa, and is noted for its
           wariness and wildness, as well as for its swiftness.
           The second species ({Equus Burchellii syn. Asinus
           Burchellii or Equus quagga), known as Burchell's
           zebra, plains zebra, and dauw, is the most
           abundant, inhabiting the grassy plains of tropical and
           southern Africa, and differing from the preceding in
           not having dark bands on the legs, while those on the
           body are more irregular. It has a long tail, covered
           with long white flowing hair. Grevy's zebra ({Equus
           grevyi) is distinct from the others in being placed in
           the subgenus Dolichohippus, whereas the plains and
           mountain zebras are placed in the subgenus Hippotigris.
           More on zebras can be found at:
           [1913 Webster +PJC]
     Zebra caterpillar, the larva of an American noctuid moth
        ({Mamestra picta). It is light yellow, with a broad black
        stripe on the back and one on each side; the lateral
        stripes are crossed with withe lines. It feeds on
        cabbages, beets, clover, and other cultivated plants.
     Zebra opossum, the zebra wolf. See under Wolf.
     Zebra parrakeet, an Australian grass parrakeet, often kept
        as a cage bird. Its upper parts are mostly pale greenish
        yellow, transversely barred with brownish black crescents;
        the under parts, rump, and upper tail coverts, are bright
        green; two central tail feathers and the cheek patches are
        blue. Called also canary parrot, scallop parrot,
        shell parrot, and undulated parrot.
     Zebra+poison+(Bot.),+a+poisonous+tree+({Euphorbia+arborea">Zebra poison (Bot.), a poisonous tree ({Euphorbia arborea)
        of the Spurge family, found in South Africa. Its milky
        juice is so poisonous that zebras have been killed by
        drinking water in which its branches had been placed, and
        it is also used as an arrow poison. --J. Smith (Dict.
        Econ. Plants).
     Zebra shark. Same as Tiger shark, under Tiger.
     Zebra spider, a hunting spider.
     Zebra swallowtail, a very large North American
        swallow-tailed butterfly ({Iphiclides ajax), in which the
        wings are yellow, barred with black; -- called also
     Zebra wolf. See under Wolf.
        [1913 Webster]

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