Definitions for ibexˈaɪ bɛks; ˈɪb əˌsiz, ˈaɪ bə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
i•bexˈaɪ bɛks; ˈɪb əˌsiz, ˈaɪ bə-(n.)(pl.)i•bex•es, ib•i•ces; i•bex.
any of several wild mountain goats of the genus Capra, of Eurasia and N Africa, having long recurved horns.
Origin of ibex:
1600–10; < L
ibex, Capra ibex(noun)
wild goat of mountain areas of Eurasia and northern Africa having large recurved horns
a type of wild mountain goat of the genus Capra, such as the species Capra ibex
Origin: From ibex, 'chamois', from Iberian or Aquitanian; akin to Old Spanish bezerro, 'bull' (mod. becerro 'yearling').
one of several species of wild goats having very large, recurved horns, transversely ridged in front; -- called also steinbok