- a chamois that inhabits the Pyrenees.
Origin of izard
1785–95; < French, variant of isard < dial. (Gascon) isart
- Ralph,1742–1804, U.S. diplomat and politician.
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Examples from the Web for izard
In one test of emotional knowledge, Izard's team asked kids how someone would feel if his best friend moved away.The New Child-Testing Craze
Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
February 17, 2010
It is my misfortune that Mr Izard was of a different opinion.
Vergennes' strictures on Arthur Lee and Izard, 255, 255 (note).Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
This business cost Franklin, as an annoying incident, an encounter with Mr. Izard, and a tart correspondence ensued.
In all this malevolence he found an earnest colleague in the hot-blooded Izard, whose charges against Franklin were unmeasured.
When this alarming communication was received all the depreciation of the Lees, Izard, and the rest went for nothing.
- (esp in the Pyrenees) another name for chamois
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Word Origin and History for izard
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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