American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a goat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a goat; hircine; pertaining to the Caprinæ.
- n. See caprin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a goat.
- adj. being or pertaining to or resembling a goat or goats
- Latin caprinus. (Wiktionary)
- Latin caprīnus, from caper, capr-, goat. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
““Bottom of the barrel” – an experience I had online recently .. won’t divulge but I feel your pain caprine.”
“Viscount Kilgobbin '; various devices of' caprine 'significance, heads, horns, and hoofs, profusely decorating the frame.”
“Like 'bovine' for cows, 'canine' for dogs, 'feline' for cats, and 'caprine' for goats.”
“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.”
“So when a tourist spot 750 miles away decided to deploy a rooftop-caprine population, Mr. Johnson made a federal case of 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Somewhere in my ancestry the human and caprine stocks got together, so I am mostly human at the top and goat at the bottom.”
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