a chamois that inhabits the Pyrenees.

Origin of izard

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




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British Dictionary definitions for izard



(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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