r. izard

Izard

[iz-erd]
noun
Ralph, 1742–1804, U.S. diplomat and politician.
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izard (ˈɪzəd)
 
n
(esp in the Pyrenees) another name for chamois

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izard
chamois-like antelope of the Pyrenees, 1791, from Fr. isard, Gascon isart, "perhaps of Iberian origin," or from Basque (cf. izzara "star").
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