hircocervus

noun
hir·​co·​cer·​vus | \ ˌhərkōˈsərvəs \
plural -es

Definition of hircocervus

: a legendary creature that is half goat and half stag

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History and Etymology for hircocervus

Late Latin, from Latin hircus he-goat + cervus stag; translation of Greek tragelaphos, from tragos he-goat + elaphos stag

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“Hircocervus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hircocervus. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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