Definition of ibex in English:

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ibex

Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪbɛks/

noun (plural ibexes)

A wild mountain goat with long, thick ridged horns and a beard, found in parts of central Asia and in Ethiopia.
  • Genus Capra, family Bovidae: the widespread C. ibex, and the Spanish ibex (C. pyrenaica) of the Pyrenees.
Example sentences
  • If you are lucky you may see an ibex, or wild mountain goat.
  • At the top is an Ovis Amman, then two markhoors (wild goats), an ibex, and two Tibetan antelope.
  • Most of the panels include motifs of animals, principally aurochs, horse, ibex, and red deer.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin.

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