[ ahy-beks ]
/ ˈaɪ bɛks /
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
Words nearby ibex
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British Dictionary definitions for ibices
/ (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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