Definition for GOAT

GOAT, n. [Sax. gæt; D. geit; G. geiss; Sw. get; Dan. gedebuk, a he-goat; Russ. koza.]

An animal or quadruped of the genus Capra. The horns are hollow, turned upward, erect and scabrous. Goats are nearly of the size of sheep, but stronger, lese timid, and more agile. They delight to frequent rocks and mountains, and subsist on scanty coarse food. The milk of the goat is sweet, nourishing and medicinal, and the flesh furnishes provisions to the inhabitants of countries where they abound.

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