Definitions for: Goat


[n] any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
[n] the tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
[n] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn
[n] a victim of ridicule or pranks



Webster (1913) Definition: Goat, n. [OE goot, got, gat, AS. g[=a]t; akin to D. geit,
OHG. geiz, G. geiss, Icel. geit, Sw. get, Dan. ged, Goth.
gaits, L. haedus a young goat, kid.] (Zo["o]l.)
A hollow-horned ruminant of the genus Capra, of several
species and varieties, esp. the domestic goat (C. hircus),
which is raised for its milk, flesh, and skin.

Note: The Cashmere and Angora varieties of the goat have
long, silky hair, used in the manufacture of textile
fabrics. The wild or bezoar goat (Capra [ae]gagrus),
of Asia Minor, noted for the bezoar stones found in its
stomach, is supposed to be one of the ancestral species
ofthe domestic goat. The Rocky Montain goat
(Haplocercus montanus) is more nearly related to the
antelopes. See Mazame.

Goat antelope (Zo["o]l), 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.

Goat fig (Bot.), the wild fig.

Goat house.
(a) A place for keeping goats.
(b) A brothel. [Obs.]

Goat moth (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the genus Cossus, esp.
the large European species (C. ligniperda), the larva of
which burrows in oak and willow trees, and requires three
years to mature. It exhales an odor like that of the
he-goat.

Goat weed (Bot.), a scrophulariaceous plant, of the genus
Capraria (C. biflora).

Goat's bane (Bot.), a poisonous plant ({Aconitum
Lucoctonum}), bearing pale yellow flowers, introduced from
Switzerland into England; wolfsbane.

Goat's beard (Bot.), a plant of the genus Tragopogon; --
so named from the long silky beard of the seeds. One
species is the salsify or oyster plant.

Goat's foot (Bot.), a kind of wood sorrel ({Oxalis
caprina}) growing at the Cape of Good Hope.

Goat's rue (Bot.), a leguminous plant (Galega officinalis
of Europe, or Tephrosia Virginiana in the United
States).

Goat's thorn (Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant ({Astragalus
Tragacanthus}), found in the Levant.

Goat's wheat (Bot.), the genus Tragopyrum (now referred
to Atraphaxis).

Synonyms: butt, Capricon the Goat, Capricorn, Capricorn, caprine animal, laughingstock, stooge

See Also: April fool, beard, billy, billy goat, bovid, Capra, Capra hircus, domestic goat, dupe, genus Capra, he-goat, horn, house, human, individual, kid, mansion, mortal, nanny, nanny-goat, person, planetary house, she-goat, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, star sign, victim, wild goat

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