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Line breaks: izard
Pronunciation: /ˈɪzəd

Definition of izard in English:


(In the Pyrenees) a chamois.
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.

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