ibex

noun \ ˈī-ˌbeks \

Definition of ibex

plural ibex or ibexes
:any of several wild goats (genus Capra, especially C. ibex) living chiefly in high mountain areas of the Old World and having large recurved horns transversely ridged in front

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Origin and Etymology of ibex

Latin


IBEX Defined for English Language Learners

ibex

noun

Definition of ibex for English Language Learners

  • : a wild goat that lives chiefly in the mountains of Europe, Asia, and northeastern Africa


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ibex

noun \ ˈī-ˌbeks \

Definition of ibex for Students

plural ibex or ibexes
:a wild goat that lives mostly in high mountains of Europe, Asia, and northeastern Africa and has large horns that curve backward

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