Definitions for okapioʊˈkɑ pi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ka•pioʊˈkɑ pi(n.)(pl.)-pis; -pi.
a central African ruminant, Okapia johnstoni, of the same family as the giraffe, but smaller and with a much shorter neck.
Origin of okapi:
1900; < Bambuba (Mvu'ba), a language of the NE Democratic Republic of the Congo (or < a related Pygmy dial.)
okapi, Okapia johnstoni(noun)
similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs
A large ruminant mammal, Okapia johnstoni, found in the rainforests of the Congo, related to the giraffe, but with a much shorter neck, a reddish brown coat and zebra-like stripes on its hindquarters.