Definition of Mountain goat

1. Noun. Sure-footed mammal of mountainous northwestern North America.

Exact synonyms: Oreamnos Americanus, Rocky Mountain Goat
Generic synonyms: Goat Antelope
Group relationships: Genus Oreamnos, Oreamnos



Definition of Mountain goat

1. Noun. A sure-footed goat antelope, ''Oreamnos americanus'', of the North American mountains, having black curved horns and a shaggy coat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mountain Goat

mountain chinchilla
mountain clematis
mountain climber
mountain climbing
mountain clubmoss
mountain cranberry
mountain daisy
mountain devil
mountain disease
mountain ebony
mountain everlasting
mountain fern
mountain fetterbush
mountain fever
mountain four o'clock
mountain goat (current term)
mountain goats
mountain gorilla
mountain gorillas
mountain grape
mountain hare
mountain hares
mountain heath
mountain hemlock
mountain hollyhock
mountain lady's slipper
mountain laurel
mountain lily
mountain lion
mountain lions

Literary usage of Mountain goat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1906)
"ASCENDING GOAT CREEK mountain goat HUNTING WITH THE CAMERA. WITH OBSERVATIONS ON OTHER MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1895)
"It is much more alert than the mountain goat, and therefore more difficult to shoot,—so say the men who have hunted both. ..."

3. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"It is Billy the Rocky mountain goat. " Billy is as awkward-looking as he moves about as Bighorn is graceful, but he will go where even Bighorn will hesitate ..."

4. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"NEW FORMS OF THE mountain goat (OREAMNOS). By JA ALLEN. The type locality of Oreamnos montanus (Ord) is given by Miller and Rehn (Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"... montanus]—Some indefinite mention of the Rocky mountain goat is to be found in the narratives of the early Spanish explorers in California, ..."

6. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1906)
"ASCENDING GOAT CREEK mountain goat HUNTING WITH THE CAMERA. WITH OBSERVATIONS ON OTHER MAMMALS OF SOUTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA. ..."

7. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1895)
"It is much more alert than the mountain goat, and therefore more difficult to shoot,—so say the men who have hunted both. ..."

8. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"It is Billy the Rocky mountain goat. " Billy is as awkward-looking as he moves about as Bighorn is graceful, but he will go where even Bighorn will hesitate ..."

9. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"NEW FORMS OF THE mountain goat (OREAMNOS). By JA ALLEN. The type locality of Oreamnos montanus (Ord) is given by Miller and Rehn (Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. ..."

10. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"... montanus]—Some indefinite mention of the Rocky mountain goat is to be found in the narratives of the early Spanish explorers in California, ..."

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