ibex

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noun \ˈī-ˌbeks\

Definition of ibex

plural

ibex

or

ibexes

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of ibex

Latin


First Known Use: 1607


IBEX Defined for English Language Learners

ibex

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noun \ˈī-ˌbeks\

Definition of ibex for English Language Learners

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


IBEX Defined for Kids

ibex

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noun \ˈī-ˌbeks\

Definition of ibex for Students

plural

ibex

or

ibexes

  1. :  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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