mountain goat
noun Date: 1833 a ruminant mammal (Oreamnos americanus) of mountainous northwestern North America that has a thick yellowish-white coat and slightly curved horns and resembles a goat

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  • mountain goat — ☆ mountain goat n. ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT * * * or Rocky Mountain goat Ruminant (bovid species Oreamnos americanus) of the Yukon to the northern Rockies that is more closely related to antelopes than to goats. Stocky, with a hump at the withers,… …   Universalium

  • Mountain goat — Mountain Moun tain (moun t[i^]n), a. 1. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mountain goat — ☆ mountain goat n. ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT …   English World dictionary

  • mountain goat — n an animal with thick white fur which looks like a goat and lives in the western mountains of North America …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mountain goat — mountain ,goat noun count a type of goat that lives in the mountains of western North America …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mountain goat — ► NOUN ▪ a goat that lives on mountains, proverbial for its agility …   English terms dictionary

  • Mountain goat — For Eurasian mountain goats, see Capra (genus). For the rock band, see The Mountain Goats. For the Cumbrian bus operator, see Mountain Goat (bus company). Mountain Goat (also known as tahr) Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • mountain goat — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mountain goat : singular mountain goat plural mountain goats a type of goat that lives in the mountains of western North America …   English dictionary

  • mountain goat — snieginė ožka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Oreamnos americanus angl. mountain goat; North American mountain goat vok. richtige Schneegemse; Schneeziege rus. снежная коза pranc. chèvre des… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • mountain goat — noun 1》 (also Rocky Mountain goat) a goat antelope with shaggy white hair and backward curving horns, living in the Rocky Mountains of North America. [Oreamnos americanus.] 2》 any goat that lives on mountains, proverbial for its agility …   English new terms dictionary

  • mountain goat — noun A sure footed goat antelope, Oreamnos americanus, of the North American mountains, having black curved horns and a shaggy coat. Syn: Rocky Mountain goat …   Wiktionary

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