noun Ru·pi·cap·ra \ˌrüpəˈkaprə\

Definition of Rupicapra

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

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Origin and Etymology of rupicapra

New Latin, from Latin, chamois, from rupes rock + -i- + capra she-goat — more at rupestrian, capra

First Known Use: 1673

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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