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A ruminant mammal from the Capra family native to mountainous regions of Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Goats were domesticated for their Milk, meat, and Fur. Their horns are hollow and male goats typically have long chin hairs.
See also Goat skiver, Goat vellum, Goatskin and Goat hair.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Ziegen (Deut.); cabra (Esp.); chèvre (Fr.); geit (Ned., Nor.); bode (Port.)
Resources and Citations
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Goat." Accessed: 26 Apr. 2004 .
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goat (Accessed Nov. 2, 2005)
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998