ibex

noun
\ ˈī-ˌbeks How to pronounce ibex (audio) \
plural ibex or ibexes

Definition of ibex

: 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

Examples of ibex in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were also images of an ibex with two heads, or a bull drawing superimposed over the drawing of a deer. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 21 Apr. 2022 Prey like the ibex and gazelle are bouncing back in Dhofar. Thomas Page, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 Koseda's project will initially focus on five recently extinct animals: the baiji dolphin, the Pyrenean ibex, the West African black rhino, the Formosan clouded leopard and the Caribbean monk seal. Amarachi Orie, CNN, 5 Nov. 2021 Watching this ibex scale a dam is both fascinating and extremely stressful. Aj Willingham, CNN, 3 Dec. 2020 Until the late 1980s, the desolate, hilly chunk of desert was empty save for military bases, roaming herds of ibex and a few settlements of nomadic Bedouins. Yadid Levy, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020 Until the late 1980s, the desolate, hilly chunk of desert was empty save for military bases, roaming herds of ibex and a few settlements of nomadic Bedouins. Yadid Levy, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020 Other motifs found on the sandals range from a pair of cats to an ibex and a rosette. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 May 2020 Until the late 1980s, the desolate, hilly chunk of desert was empty save for military bases, roaming herds of ibex and a few settlements of nomadic Bedouins. Yadid Levy, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of ibex

1607, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ibex

Latin

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3 May 2022

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“Ibex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ibex. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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ibex

noun
\ ˈī-ˌbeks How to pronounce ibex (audio) \
plural ibex or ibexes

Kids Definition of ibex

: 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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