Definition of izard in English:



  • (in the Pyrenees) a chamois.

    • ‘The eagles were special, the livestock more ordinary but there was also the marmots the izards and the lizards.’
    • ‘A little further away, in the Catalan Pyrenees, you can spot deer, brown bears and izards on hiking trails in summer or enjoy cross-country skiing as soon as it snows.’
    • ‘The typical flora and Pyrenean fauna make for a special place: pine forests, heather moors and humid areas provide the ideal habitat for grouses, crossbills, izards and hares.’


Late 18th century: from French isard or Gascon isart, of unknown origin.