Meaning of ovicaprid in English:

ovicaprid

Pronunciation /ˌəʊvɪˈkaprɪd/

noun

Archaeology
  • A sheep or a goat.

    Since the bones of sheep and goats are not easily distinguished, they are often treated together by archaeologists.

adjective

Archaeology
  • Of, relating to, or designating sheep or goats.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in World Archaeology. From scientific Latin Ovis, genus name of the sheep (from classical Latin ovis see ovi-) + Capra, genus name of the goat (from classical Latin capra she-goat) + -id.