Ru·​pi·​cap·​ra | \ ˌrüpəˈkaprə \

Definition of Rupicapra

: a genus of mammals (family Bovidae) consisting of the chamois

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First Known Use of Rupicapra

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rupicapra

New Latin, from Latin, chamois, from rupes rock + -i- + capra she-goat

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“Rupicapra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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