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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Definitions for caprine

  1. of or pertaining to goats.

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Citations for caprine
The Ghost looks like a creature begotten by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on a Tibetan mountain goat: it comes in crawling on its belly surrounded by dry ice, then rises and lunges into caprine capers. John Simon, "Spamlet," New York, 1969
Goats are more curious than horses and ponies, so until they're fully seasoned, allow them to carefully examine equipment each time you expect them to wear it. Take caprine nature into consideration when training a goat to drive. Maggie Sayer, Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats, 2007
Origin of caprine
late Middle English
1375-1425
Caprine is derived from the Latin word for "goat," caper. It entered English in the early 1600s.