bu·​car·​do bü-ˈkär-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce bucardo (audio)
plural bucardos
: pyrenean ibex
The last bucardo died in an accident last year, but Spanish scientists have preserved some of its cells.Julie Anderson, Omaha World Herald, 12 Jan. 2001

Word History


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)

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bucardo was in 1845

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“Bucardo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucardo. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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