Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Used attributively as a species epithet

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, a goat; the specific name of the domestic goat, Capra hircus, by some authors made a genus of goats.
  • n. [cap] In astronomy, another name for the star Capella.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Latin hircus ("goat") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In fact, she was doing New Lounge before Old Lounge was a glint in the eye of the Capra hircus laniger that's cashmere goat to you and me.

    The New Loungewear Goes Luxe

  • Thus if the government capriciously gives you a goat capra hircus, you cannot complain of the gift in federal court.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » IJ’s Bone Marrow Case: Wrapping Up

  • Within the Denizli province there are records of ten mammals (including grey wolf Canis lupus (V), jackal Canis ureus, bear Ursus arctos, chamois Capra hircus and boar Sus scrofa) and ten species of bird including great bustard Otis arda.

    Hierapolis-Pamukkale, Turkey

  • Introduced ground-dwelling browsers include red and fallow deer (Cervus elaphus and Dama dama), chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), hares (Lepus europaeus occidentalis) and goats (Capra hircus).

    Nelson Coast temperate forests

  • Goats (Capra hircus) and possums are the main culprits.

    Northland temperate forests

  • The rare and endemic wild goat (Capra hircus cretensis) is still present in few places on the island.

    Crete Mediterranean forests

  • Floral and faunal diversity for this relatively small ecoregion is high, containing three endemic mammal species, a shrew (Crocidura caneae), the spiny-mouse (Acomys minous), and a wild goat (Capra hircus cretensis).

    Crete Mediterranean forests

  • There are also smaller and more localized populations of feral banteng (B. javanicus), goats (Capra hircus), and sambar deer (Cervus unicolor).

    Arnhem Land tropical savanna

  • Goats (Capra hircus) were introduced from Madagascar in 1860, by 1976 there were approximately 200, and their numbers have grown since.

    Ile Europa and Bassas da India xeric scrub

  • Browsing of tussock herbfields by introduced species such as red deer (Cervus elaphus) and goats (Capra hircus) damages the fragile alpine communities because they degrade the thin soils, hasten erosion, and selectively eat palatable species.

    Richmond temperate forests

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  • It's like a horrible circus!

    September 23, 2007

  • Eeeew! This is definitely going on my "It Has a Name??" list. :-)

    September 23, 2007

  • armpit smell: finally an obscure name for it.

    September 23, 2007