noun hir·co·cer·vus \ˌhərkōˈsərvəs\

Definition of hircocervus



  1. :  a legendary creature that is half goat and half stag

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Origin and Etymology of hircocervus

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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