ibex

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ibex \I"bex\ ([imac]"b[e^]ks), noun; pl. E. {Ibexes} ([imac]"b[e^]ks*[e^]z), L. {Ibices} ([imac]b"[i^]*s[=e]z). [L., a kind of goat, the chamois.] (Zool.) One of several species of wild goats having very large, recurved horns, transversely ridged in front; -- called also {steinbok}.

Note: The Alpine ibex ({Capra ibex}) is the best known. The Spanish, or Pyrenean, ibex ({Capra Hispanica}) has smoother and more spreading horns.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ibex

noun

1: wild goat of mountain areas of Eurasia and northern Africa having large recurved horns [syn: {ibex}, {Capra ibex}]


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