Definition for I'BEX

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.

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