Definitions

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

  • noun Any of several wild goats of the genus Capra, especially C. ibex, native to mountainous regions of Eurasia and northern Africa, and having long, ridged, backward-curving horns.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wild goat, the bouquetin, steinbok, or other species of the genus Ibex.
  • noun [capitalized] A genus of ibexes, or a subgenus of Capra.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of several species of wild goats having very large, recurved horns, transversely ridged in front; -- called also steinbok.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin.]

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From Latin ībex ("chamois"), from Iberian or Aquitanian; akin to Old Spanish bezerro ("bull") (mod. becerro ("yearling")).

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