alpine ibex

noun

Definition of alpine ibex

: 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

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First Known Use of alpine ibex

1790, in the meaning defined above

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“Alpine ibex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpine%20ibex. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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