ibex, Capra ibex

(noun) wild goat of mountain areas of Eurasia and northern Africa having large recurved horns

Source: WordNet® 3.1



ibex (plural ibex or ibexes or ibices)

A type of wild mountain goat of the genus Capra, such as the species Capra ibex.


• Xibe, exbi-

Source: Wiktionary

I"bex, n.; pl. E. Ibexes, L. Ibices. Etym: [L., a kind of goat, the chamois.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: One of several species of wild goats having very large, recurved horns, transversely ridged in front; -- called also steinbok.

Note: The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) is the best known. The Spanish, or Pyrenean, ibex (C. Hispanica) has smoother and more spreading horns.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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