Giraffidae

Giraffidae

prop. n. The natural family of mammals including the giraffes.
Syn. -- family Giraffidae.
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gir"an*do`la

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gir"an*dole

(jr"n*dl; 277), n. [F. See Gyrate.] 1. An ornate ornamental branched candlestick, often with a mirror at the back. [wns=1]
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2. A flower stand, fountain, or the like, of branching form.
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3. (Pyrotechny) A kind of revolving firework.
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4. (Fort.) A series of chambers in defensive mines. Farrow.

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Gir"a*sole

Gir"a*sol

} (?), n. [It. girasole, or F. girasol, fr. L. gyrare to turn around + sol sun.]
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1. (Bot.) See Heliotrope. [Obs.]
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2. (Min.) A variety of opal which is usually milk white, bluish white, or sky blue; but in a bright light it reflects a reddish color.
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