ibex

noun
\ ˈī-ˌbeks \
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

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Nearly half the stomach contents were identified as the body fat of an ibex, a wild goat that still lives in the Alps. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 Nearly half the stomach contents were identified as the body fat of an ibex, a wild goat that still lives in the Alps. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 Fat residues, which DNA indicates came from red deer and ibex, made up about 50% of the total undigested food in his stomach, the team writes today in Current Biology. Lizzie Wade, Science | AAAS, "The ‘Iceman’s’ last meal was a high-fat feast," 12 July 2018 Nearly half the stomach contents were identified as the body fat of an ibex, a wild goat that still lives in the Alps. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 Nearly half the stomach contents were identified as the body fat of an ibex, a wild goat that still lives in the Alps. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 Nearly half the stomach contents were identified as the body fat of an ibex, a wild goat that still lives in the Alps. Washington Post, "Ancient ‘Iceman’ shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 13 July 2018 Nearly half the stomach contents were identified as the body fat of an ibex, a wild goat that still lives in the Alps. NBC News, "Insides of ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal," 12 July 2018 To demonstrate his case for instinct, Marcus showed a slide of baby ibexes descending a cliff. Matthew Hutson, Science | AAAS, "How researchers are teaching AI to learn like a child," 24 May 2018

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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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ibex

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ibex

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

ibex

noun
\ ˈī-ˌbeks \
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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