Word of the Day: ORAFLE

from Old French orafle (giraffe),
from Arabic zarāfa , zurāfa (giraffe)

“…Þere also be many bestes þat ben clept Orafles, In Arabye þei ben clept Gerfauntz, þat is a best pomelee or spotted…”

From: Mandeville’s Travels, a1425
Edited by Paul Hamelius, 1919

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