Ammotragus tragelaphus
Aoudad A"ou*dad, n. [The Moorish name.] (Zo["o]l.) An African sheeplike quadruped (the {Ammotragus lervia}, formerly {Ammotragus tragelaphus}) having a long mane on the breast and fore legs; the wild sheep of northern Africa; -- called also {Barbary sheep}. It is, perhaps, the chamois of the Old Testament.

Syn: aoudad, arui, Barbary sheep, maned sheep. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


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