- of or relating to goats.
Origin of caprine
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- of or resembling a goat
C17: from Latin caprīnus, from caper goat
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Word Origin and History for caprine
"goat-like," c.1600, from Latin caprinus, from caper "goat" (see cab) + adjectival suffix -inus.
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