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ibex

[ ahy-beks ]
/ ˈaɪ bɛks /
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noun, plural i·bex·es, ib·i·ces [ib-uh-seez, ahy-buh-], /ˈɪb əˌsiz, ˈaɪ bə-/, (especially collectively) i·bex.

any of several wild goats of the genus Capra, inhabiting mountainous regions of Eurasia and North Africa, having long, recurved horns.

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Origin of ibex

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1600–10
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ibex
/ (ˈaɪbɛks) /

noun plural ibexes, ibices (ˈɪbɪˌsiːz, ˈaɪ-) or ibex

any of three wild goats, Capra ibex, C. caucasica, or C. pyrenaica, of mountainous regions of Europe, Asia, and North Africa, having large backward-curving horns

Word Origin for ibex

C17: from Latin: chamois
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