IBEX, n. [L.] The wild goat of the genus Capra,which is said to be the stock of the tame goat. It has large knotty horns reclining on its back, is of a yellowish color,and its beard is black. It inhabits the Alps.The Aegagras, or wild goat of the mountains of Persia, appears to be the stock of the tame goat. The IBex is a distinct species.
I'BEX, n. [L.]
A species of Capra or goat, inhabiting the Alps, Pyrenees, Appenines, etc. The male is red-brown in summer, and gray-brown in winter. The female is earthy-brown and ashy. The young is gray. The horns of the male are flat, with two longitudinal ridges at the sides, crossed by numerous transverse knots. The horns of the female are short, more erect, with three or four knots in front.
The Ægagrus, or wild goat of the mountains of Persia, appears to be the stock of the tame goat. The Ibex is a distinct species. Cuvier.
- One of several
species of wild goats having very large, recurved horns, transversely
ridged in front; -- called also steinbok.