Definition of mountain goat in English:

mountain goat

Syllabification: moun·tain goat


  • 1 (also Rocky Mountain goat) A goat-antelope with shaggy white hair and backward curving horns, living in the Rocky Mountains.
    • Oreamnos americanus, family Bovidae
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    • Tracks made by birds, elk, deer, big horn sheep, Rocky Mountain goats and the occasional mountain lion are more common in the Black Hills back country.
    • Stop along this byway to hike across broad plateaus and to admire Rocky Mountain goats, moose, black bears, grizzly bears, marmots, and mule deer.
    • See wildlife such as bison, elk, mountain goats and bighorn sheep.
  • 2Any goat that lives on mountains, proverbial for agility.
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    • He turns his lens time and again to the majesty and grace of the tahr, the endangered mountain goat found in the Western Ghats.
    • If you are lucky you may see an ibex, or wild mountain goat.
    • Nepal is known internationally for its wool garments, which are made from the fur of the pashmina, a mountain goat that scales the snow-capped mountains.

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