One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Designating a group of bovid ruminants comprising the chamois (genus Rupicapra) and other goat-antelopes; of or relating to this group.
A rupicaprine ruminant; a goat-antelope.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Griffith (1790–1858), naturalist. From rupicapra + -ine, after caprine.
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