capri-


a combining form meaning “goat,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (Capricorn); used in the formation of compound words (caprifoliaceous).

Nearby words

  1. capreolate,
  2. capreomycin,
  3. caprese,
  4. capri,
  5. capri pants,
  6. capric acid,
  7. capriccio,
  8. capriccioso,
  9. caprice,
  10. capricious

Origin of capri-

< Latin, combining form of caper goat; see caper1

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