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zebra

  

      n   pl   , -ras, -ra   any of several mammals of the horse family (Equidae), such as Equus burchelli (the common zebra), of southern and eastern Africa, having distinctive black-and-white striped hides  
     (C16: via Italian from Old Spanish: wild ass, probably from Vulgar Latin eciferus (unattested) wild horse, from Latin equiferus, from equus horse + ferus wild)  
  zebra-like, zebraic      adj  
  zebrine  
  zebroid      adj  


Zebra  
      n     (Finance)   a noninterest-paying bond in which the accrued income is taxed annually rather than on redemption  
   Compare       zero       12  
     (C20: from zero-coupon bond)  
zebra crossing  
      n     (Brit)   a pedestrian crossing marked on a road by broad alternate black and white stripes. Once on the crossing the pedestrian has right of way  
zebra finch  
      n   any of various Australasian songbirds with zebra-like markings, such as the grassfinch Poephila castanotis  
zebra plant  
      n      See       calathea  
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Zebra  
      n     (Finance)   a noninterest-paying bond in which the accrued income is taxed annually rather than on redemption  
   Compare       zero       12  
     (C20: from zero-coupon bond)  


zebra  
      n   pl   , -ras, -ra   any of several mammals of the horse family (Equidae), such as Equus burchelli (the common zebra), of southern and eastern Africa, having distinctive black-and-white striped hides  
     (C16: via Italian from Old Spanish: wild ass, probably from Vulgar Latin eciferus (unattested) wild horse, from Latin equiferus, from equus horse + ferus wild)  
  zebra-like, zebraic      adj  
  zebrine  
  zebroid      adj  
zebra crossing  
      n     (Brit)   a pedestrian crossing marked on a road by broad alternate black and white stripes. Once on the crossing the pedestrian has right of way  
zebra finch  
      n   any of various Australasian songbirds with zebra-like markings, such as the grassfinch Poephila castanotis  
zebra plant  
      n      See       calathea  

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