ibices


ibices

< /ˈɪb əˌsiz, ˈaɪ bə-/, (especially collectively) i·bex.

  1. any of several wild goats of the genus Capra, inhabiting mountainous regions of Eurasia and North Africa, having long, recurved horns.

noun plural ibexes, ibices (ˈɪbɪˌsiːz, ˈaɪ-) or ibex

  1. any of three wild goats, Capra ibex, C. caucasica, or C. pyrenaica, of mountainous regions of Europe, Asia, and North Africa, having large backward-curving horns
n.

c.1600, from Latin ibex “wild goat of the Alps and Apennines,” from a pre-Latin Alpine language. The German steinbock.

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