Spanish ibex


: a European ibex (Capra pyrenaica) of rocky, often mountainous terrain of Spain and formerly southwestern France, Andorra, and Portugal that includes two extant subspecies (C. p. victoriae and C. p. hispanica) and two extinct subspecies (C. p. lusitanica and C. p. pyrenaica)

called also Iberian ibex, Spanish wild goat

see pyrenean ibex

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Spanish ibex was in 1903

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“Spanish ibex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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