Spanish ibex


Definition of 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

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First Known Use of Spanish ibex

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Spanish ibex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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