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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rupicapra was in 1673

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“Rupicapra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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