< /ˈɪb əˌsiz, ˈaɪ bə-/, (especially collectively) i·bex.
- 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
- 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
c.1600, from Latin ibex “wild goat of the Alps and Apennines,” from a pre-Latin Alpine language. The German steinbock.