bucardo

noun bu·car·do \ bü-ˈkär-(ˌ)dō \

Definition of bucardo

plural bucardos
: pyrenean ibex
  • The last bucardo died in an accident last year, but Spanish scientists have preserved some of its cells.
  • —Julie AndersonOmaha World Herald12 Jan. 2001

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Origin and Etymology of bucardo

borrowed from Spanish, borrowed from Aragonese, from earlier buco “male goat, male ibex” (borrowed from Germanic or Celtic *bukk-) + -ardo (in sisardo, chizardo “chamois,” taken as a suffix)


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