Definitions for ibexˈaɪ bɛks; ˈɪb əˌsiz, ˈaɪ bə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•bexˈaɪ bɛks; ˈɪb əˌsiz, ˈaɪ bə-(n.)(pl.)i•bex•es, ib•i•ces; i•bex.

  1. any of several wild mountain goats of the genus Capra, of Eurasia and N Africa, having long recurved horns.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of ibex:

1600–10; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ibex, Capra ibex(noun)

    wild goat of mountain areas of Eurasia and northern Africa having large recurved horns


  1. ibex(Noun)

    a type of wild mountain goat of the genus Capra, such as the species Capra ibex

  2. Origin: From ibex, 'chamois', from Iberian or Aquitanian; akin to Old Spanish bezerro, 'bull' (mod. becerro 'yearling').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ibex(noun)

    one of several species of wild goats having very large, recurved horns, transversely ridged in front; -- called also steinbok


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