Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a goat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or relating to goats
  • adj. goatlike

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a goat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a goat; hircine; pertaining to the Caprinæ.
  • n. See caprin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being or pertaining to or resembling a goat or goats

Etymologies

Latin caprīnus, from caper, capr-, goat.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin caprinus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Bottom of the barrel” – an experience I had online recently .. won’t divulge but I feel your pain caprine.

    Marina Orlova, Sexy Geek « Skid Roche

  • Viscount Kilgobbin '; various devices of' caprine 'significance, heads, horns, and hoofs, profusely decorating the frame.

    Lord Kilgobbin

  • Like 'bovine' for cows, 'canine' for dogs, 'feline' for cats, and 'caprine' for goats.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Frankly I'd rather kill a couple of hours flipping through the lively special features on the Goats disc, which include the brief but bouncy "Goats Declassified" featurette, in which we get to hear about the alleged psychic caprine killings from the horses 'mouth.

    Mark Kermode's DVD round-up: The Men Who Stare at Goats; The Box; Nine; The Stepfather

  • So when a tourist spot 750 miles away decided to deploy a rooftop-caprine population, Mr. Johnson made a federal case of it.

    Lars Johnson Has Goats on His Roof and a Stable of Lawyers to Prove It

  • Such ritual in Teotitlán del Valle, an ancient tribal town about a half hour's drive from Oaxaca, has been played out continuously on a daily basis since about 1535, when Dominican bishop Juan López de Zárate arrived in the village and introduced borregos (caprine sheeplike animals yielding wool) and the first loom, shipped from Spain across the Atlantic.

    Casa Santiago: Zapotec rug weavers of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca

  • There are a number of caprine cattle that are cooked in the ancient style, including ram and sheep, but since the early nineties the most popular (read unlucky) of these inhabitants of the hills has been the borrego pelibuey.

    BBQ Goat In Oaxaca: The Pomp, Ceremony And Tradition

  • And certainly this choice of caprine platform has paid off enormously; GTC can now boast a historical milestone with the release of "ATryn®, our recombinant form of human antithrombin, the first transgenically produced protein to be approved anywhere in the world, having recently been approved by the European Commission for the prophylactic treatment of deep vein thrombosis in patients with hereditary antithrombin deficiencies that are undergoing surgical procedures," according to a company statement.

    Boing Boing

  • As an indication of the importance of this disease, plans to eliminate ovine, caprine and bovine brucellosis from the European Union were expected to receive over half of the total European Commission funding for animal diseases control measures in 1997.

    Chapter 2

  • Somewhere in my ancestry the human and caprine stocks got together, so I am mostly human at the top and goat at the bottom.

    Faun & Games

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.