ibices

ibex

[ahy-beks]
noun, plural ibexes, ibices [ib-uh-seez, ahy-buh-] . (especially collectively) ibex.
any of several wild goats of the genus Capra, inhabiting mountainous regions of Eurasia and North Africa, having long, recurved horns.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin

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ibex (ˈaɪbɛks)
 
n , pl ibexes, ibices, ibex
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
 
[C17: from Latin: chamois]

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ibex
1607, from L. ibex "wild goat of the Alps and Apennines," from a pre-L. Alpine language. The Ger. steinbock.
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