Definition of izard in English:


Line breaks: izard
Pronunciation: /ˈɪzəd


  • (In the Pyrenees) a chamois.
    More example sentences
    • The eagles were special, the livestock more ordinary but there was also the marmots the izards and the lizards.
    • The typical flora and Pyrenean fauna make for a special place: pine forests, heather moors and humid areas provide the ideal habitat for grouses, crossbills, izards and hares.
    • A little further away, in the Catalan Pyrenees, you can spot deer, brown bears and izards on hiking trails in summer or enjoy cross-country skiing as soon as it snows.


late 18th century: from French isard or Gascon isart, of unknown origin.

More definitions of izard

Definition of izard in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea