bu·​car·​do | \ bü-ˈkär-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce bucardo (audio) \
plural bucardos

Definition of bucardo

: 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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First Known Use of bucardo

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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“Bucardo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucardo. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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