alpine ibex

noun

: a European ibex (Capra ibex) of chiefly high-elevation, rocky habitats that has large, backwardly arching horns with prominent transverse ridges and is an excellent climber and jumper

Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alpine ibex was in 1790

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“Alpine ibex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpine%20ibex. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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