goat antelope

Definitions

  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n goat antelope bovid related to goats but having antelope-like features: mountain goats; gorals; serows; chamois; gnu goats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Goat antelope (Zoöl) one of several species of antelopes, which in some respects resemble a goat, having recurved horns, a stout body, large hoofs, and a short, flat tail, as the goral, thar, mazame, and chikara.
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Usage

In literature:

Oddly enough, the journal sometimes speaks of "goats" and sometimes of "antelopes," and the same animal is described in both instances.
"First Across the Continent" by Noah Brooks
There are two kinds of antelopes in these regions, one nearly the size of the common deer, the other not much larger than a goat.
"Astoria Or, Anecdotes Of An Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains" by Washington Irving
Boar, deer, and antelope are used principally for the lions, while goats are kept for milk for the human inhabitants of the city.
"Tarzan the Untamed" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Is the antelope to be classed among the goat family?
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 18, July 30, 1870" by Various
Next, the lordly buffaloes, the swift wild-goat, the deer, the antelope, the elk, the prairie dogs, the hare, and the rabbits.
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
THE GOAT ANTELOPES, OR CAPRICORNS.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The horns of the antelope are more like those of a goat.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
Next, the lordly buffaloes, the swift wild-goat the deer, the antelope, the elk, the prairie dogs, the hare, and the rabbits.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
The Chamois, which is classed by many among goats, in some degree approaches the antelopes.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
The so-called "sea-goat" of Babylonia, a creature compounded of the antelope and fish of Ea.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
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