Definition of rupicaprine in US English:

rupicaprine

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating a group of bovid ruminants comprising the chamois (genus Rupicapra) and other goat-antelopes; of or relating to this group.

noun

Zoology
  • A rupicaprine ruminant; a goat-antelope.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Griffith (1790–1858), naturalist. From rupicapra + -ine, after caprine.

Pronunciation

rupicaprine

/ˌruːpɪˈkaprʌɪn/