Ibex definition

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Any of various Old World wild goats: the male has large, backward-curved horns.
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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.
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The official index of the Spanish Continuous Market, which is comprised of the 35 most liquid stocks traded on the market. The Sociedad de Bolsas publishes the index. It began with a base level of 3,000 on Dec. 29, 1989.
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A type of wild mountain goat of the genus Capra, such as the species Capra ibex.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ibex
Plural:
ibexes, ibices

Origin of ibex

  • Latin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ībex (“chamois”), from Iberian or Aquitanian; akin to Old Spanish bezerro (“bull”) (mod. becerro (“yearling”)).

    From Wiktionary