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Rocky Mountain goat

a long-haired, white, antelopelike wild goat, Oreamnos americanus, of mountainous regions of western North America, having short, black horns.
Origin of Rocky Mountain goat
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Rocky Mountain goat
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  • As he rounded a point in the rocks, he came upon a Rocky Mountain goat engaged in combat with a cinnamon bear.

  • In America only one wild species is indigenous: that is, the Rocky Mountain goat.

  • I also hoped, should time permit, to have a try for a Rocky Mountain goat, and possibly a bear on the Mainland.

  • They had scaled cliffs where nothing on hooves save a burro—or a Rocky Mountain goat—could have followed after.


    Allen Chaffee
  • You Rocky Mountain goat hunters dont need any course of training in the Alps.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • The blue roan made that butte slick as a Rocky Mountain goat.

    Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for Rocky Mountain goat

Rocky Mountain goat

a sure-footed goat antelope, Oreamnos americanus, inhabiting the Rocky Mountains. It has thick white hair and black backward-curving horns
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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