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ibex

[ahy-beks] /ˈaɪ bɛks/
noun, plural ibexes, ibices
[ib-uh-seez, ahy-buh-] /ˈɪb əˌsiz, ˈaɪ bə-/ (Show IPA).
(especially collectively) ibex.
1.
any of several wild goats of the genus Capra, inhabiting mountainous regions of Eurasia and North Africa, having long, recurved horns.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for ibices

ibex

/ˈaɪbɛks/
noun (pl) ibexes, ibices (ˈɪbɪˌsiːz; ˈaɪ-), ibex
1.
any of three wild goats, Capra ibex, C. caucasica, or C. pyrenaica, of mountainous regions of Europe, Asia, and North Africa, having large backward-curving horns
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: chamois
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Word Origin and History for ibices

ibex

n.

c.1600, from Latin ibex "wild goat of the Alps and Apennines," from a pre-Latin Alpine language. The German steinbock.

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