Definition of ovicaprine in US English:

ovicaprine

noun

Archaeology
  • = ovicaprid.

adjective

Archaeology
  • = ovicaprid.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in World Archaeology. From scientific Latin Ovis, genus name of the sheep + Capra, genus name of the goat + -ine. Compare earlier ovicaprid, ovicaprid.

Pronunciation

ovicaprine

/ˌəʊvɪˈkaprʌɪn/