pl. i′bex·es, i′bi·ces· , i′bex·
any of various Old World wild goats: the male has large, backward-curved horns
Origin of ibexL, probably ; from Indo-European word in an Alpine language, signifying “climber,” akin to ivy
nounpl. ibex or i·bex·es
Any of several wild goats of the genus Capra, especially C. ibex, native to mountainous regions of Eurasia and northern Africa, and having long, ridged, backward-curving horns.
Origin of ibexLatin.
(plural ibex or ibexes or ibices)
From Latin ībex (“chamois”), from Iberian or Aquitanian; akin to Old Spanish bezerro (“bull”) (mod. becerro (“yearling”)).