ibex

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ibex

noun \ˈī-ˌbeks\

: a wild goat that lives chiefly in the mountains of Europe, Asia, and northeastern Africa

plural ibex or ibex·es

Full Definition of IBEX

:  any of several wild goats (genus Capra, especially C. ibex) living chiefly in high mountain areas of the Old World and having large recurved horns transversely ridged in front

Origin of IBEX

Latin
First Known Use: 1607

ibex

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several species of surefooted, sturdy wild goats found in the mountains of Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Ibex are typically about 3 ft (90 cm) tall at the shoulder and have brownish gray fur that is darker on the underparts. The male has a beard and large, semicircular horns.

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