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izard

[iz-erd]
noun
  1. a chamois that inhabits the Pyrenees.
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Origin of izard

1785–95; < French, variant of isard < dial. (Gascon) isart

Izard

[iz-erd]
noun
  1. Ralph,1742–1804, U.S. diplomat and politician.
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izard

noun
  1. (esp in the Pyrenees) another name for chamois
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Word Origin and History for izard

n.

chamois-like antelope of the Pyrenees, 1791, from French isard, Gascon isart, "perhaps of Iberian origin," or [Klein] from Basque (cf. izzara "star").

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