Definition of ibex in English:


Syllabification: i·bex
Pronunciation: /ˈīˌbeks

noun (plural ibexes)

  • A wild goat with long, thick ridged horns and a beard, found in the mountains of the Alps, Pyrenees, central Asia, and Ethiopia.
    • Genus Capra, family Bovidae: the widespread C. ibex, and the Spanish ibex (C. pyrenaica) of the Pyrenees
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    • 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.


early 17th century: from Latin.

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