Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of a goat.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of an ungulate mammal of the subfamily Caprinae, including goats, sheep, and ibex.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a goat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or relating to goats
  • adjective goatlike

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

  • adjective being or pertaining to or resembling a goat or goats

Etymologies

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

[Latin caprīnus, from caper, capr-, goat.]

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Latin caprinus.

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.

    Writing a Farm Magazine Article

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Like an ibex.

    December 8, 2006