bucardo

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noun bu·car·do \bü-ˈkär-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of bucardo

plural

bucardos

  1. :  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

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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) — more at 1buck, izard


First Known Use: 1845


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