Goat Goat (g[=o]t), n. [OE goot, got, gat, AS. g[=a]t; akin to D. geit, OHG. geiz, G. geiss, Icel. geit, Sw. get, Dan. ged, Goth. gaits, L. haedus a young goat, kid.] (Zo["o]l.) A hollow-horned ruminant of the genus {Capra}, of several species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat ({Capra hircus}), which is raised for its milk, flesh, and skin. [1913 Webster]

Note: The Cashmere and Angora varieties of the goat have long, silky hair, used in the manufacture of textile fabrics. The wild or bezoar goat ({Capra [ae]gagrus}), of Asia Minor, noted for the bezoar stones found in its stomach, is supposed to be one of the ancestral species of the domestic goat. The Rocky Mountain goat ({Haplocercus montanus}) is more nearly related to the antelopes. See {Mazame}. [1913 Webster]

{Goat antelope} (Zo["o]l), one of several species of antelopes, which in some respects resemble a goat, having recurved horns, a stout body, large hoofs, and a short, flat tail, as the goral, thar, mazame, and chikara.

{Goat fig} (Bot.), the wild fig.

{Goat house}. (a) A place for keeping goats. (b) A brothel. [Obs.]

{Goat moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the genus {Cossus}, esp. the large European species ({Cossus ligniperda}), the larva of which burrows in oak and willow trees, and requires three years to mature. It exhales an odor like that of the he-goat.

{Goat weed} (Bot.), a scrophulariaceous plant, of the genus {Capraria} ({Capraria biflora}).

{Goat's bane} (Bot.), a poisonous plant ({Aconitum Lucoctonum}), bearing pale yellow flowers, introduced from Switzerland into England; wolfsbane.

{Goat's foot} (Bot.), a kind of wood sorrel ({Oxalis caprina}) growing at the Cape of Good Hope.

{Goat's rue} (Bot.), a leguminous plant ({Galega officinalis} of Europe, or {Tephrosia Virginiana} in the United States).

{Goat's thorn} (Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant ({Astragalus Tragacanthus}), found in the Levant.

{Goat's wheat} (Bot.), the genus {Tragopyrum} (now referred to {Atraphaxis}). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • goat — O.E. gat she goat, from P.Gmc. *gaitaz (Cf. O.S. get, O.N. geit, Dan. gjed, M.Du. gheet, Du. geit, O.H.G. geiz, Ger. Geiß, Goth. gaits goat ), from PIE *ghaidos young goat, also p …   Etymology dictionary

  • goat — goat; goat·herd; goat·ish; goat·ling; goat·skin; goat·stone; goat·weed; scape·goat·er; scape·goat·ism; goat·ish·ness; …   English syllables

  • goat — [ gout ] noun count * 1. ) an animal similar to a sheep but with longer legs and a thinner coat. The male goat is called a billy goat and the female is called a nanny goat. A young goat is called a kid. 2. ) INFORMAL an insulting word for an old… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • goat — [gōt] n. [ME gote < OE gat, akin to Du geit, Ger geiss < IE base * ghaido , he goat > L haedus, kid goat ] 1. pl. goats or goat a) any of a genus (Capra) of wild or domesticated bovid ruminants with hollow horns ☆ b) ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT …   English World dictionary

  • goat — [gəut US gout] n [: Old English; Origin: gat] 1.) an animal that has horns on top of its head and long hair under its chin, and can climb steep hills and rocks. Goats live wild in the mountains or are kept as farm animals. 2.) get sb s goat… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • goat — ► NOUN 1) a hardy domesticated mammal that has backward curving horns and (in the male) a beard. 2) a wild mammal related to this, such as the ibex. 3) informal a lecherous man. 4) Brit. informal a stupid person. ● get someone s goat Cf. ↑get… …   English terms dictionary

  • GOAT — Abreviatura de prueba de Galveston de orientación y amnesia. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • goat — [n1] hollow horned mammal billy, buck, kid; concepts 394,400 …   New thesaurus

  • Goat — Billy goat redirects here. For the Lance Corporal in the Royal Welsh, see William Windsor (goat). For the urban legend, see Curse of the Billy Goat. This article is about the domesticated species. For other species, see Capra (genus). For other… …   Wikipedia

  • GOAT — The classification of the domesticated goat bred in Israel is disputed among scholars, some maintaining that it originates from the wild goat Capra hircus, hence the name of the domesticated goat as Capra hircus mambrica, others, that it… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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