Ancon sheep
Ancon An"con ([a^][ng]"k[o^]m), n.; L. pl. {Ancones}. [L., fr. Gr. 'agkw`n the bent arm, elbow; any hook or bend.] (Anat.) The olecranon, or the elbow. [1913 Webster]

{Ancon sheep} (Zo["o]l.), a breed of sheep with short crooked legs and long back. It originated in Massachusetts in 1791; -- called also the {otter breed}. [1913 Webster]


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  • ancon sheep — ˈaŋkən , ˌkän noun also ancon ( s) Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: New Latin ancon; from their short, crooked legs : a short legged achondroplastic sheep; especially …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ancon — An con ([a^][ng] k[o^]m), n.; L. pl. {Ancones}. [L., fr. Gr. agkw n the bent arm, elbow; any hook or bend.] (Anat.) The olecranon, or the elbow. [1913 Webster] {Ancon sheep} (Zo[ o]l.), a breed of sheep with short crooked legs and long back. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Otter sheep — Otter Ot ter ([o^]t t[ e]r), n. [OE. oter, AS. otor; akin to D. & G. otter, Icel. otr, Dan. odder, Sw. utter, Lith. udra, Russ, vuidra, Gr. y dra water serpent, hydra, Skr. udra otter, and also to E. water. [root]137, 215. See {Water}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • otter sheep — noun : ancon sheep …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of sheep breeds — This is a list of domestic sheep breeds. Domestic sheep ( Ovis aries ) are partially derived from mouflon ( Ovis orientalis ) stock, and have diverged sufficiently to be considered a different species.Comprehensive list of domestic sheep breeds… …   Wikipedia

  • Ancones — Ancon An con ([a^][ng] k[o^]m), n.; L. pl. {Ancones}. [L., fr. Gr. agkw n the bent arm, elbow; any hook or bend.] (Anat.) The olecranon, or the elbow. [1913 Webster] {Ancon sheep} (Zo[ o]l.), a breed of sheep with short crooked legs and long back …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • otter breed — Ancon An con ([a^][ng] k[o^]m), n.; L. pl. {Ancones}. [L., fr. Gr. agkw n the bent arm, elbow; any hook or bend.] (Anat.) The olecranon, or the elbow. [1913 Webster] {Ancon sheep} (Zo[ o]l.), a breed of sheep with short crooked legs and long back …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Enhydra lutris — Otter Ot ter ([o^]t t[ e]r), n. [OE. oter, AS. otor; akin to D. & G. otter, Icel. otr, Dan. odder, Sw. utter, Lith. udra, Russ, vuidra, Gr. y dra water serpent, hydra, Skr. udra otter, and also to E. water. [root]137, 215. See {Water}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lutra Canadensis — Otter Ot ter ([o^]t t[ e]r), n. [OE. oter, AS. otor; akin to D. & G. otter, Icel. otr, Dan. odder, Sw. utter, Lith. udra, Russ, vuidra, Gr. y dra water serpent, hydra, Skr. udra otter, and also to E. water. [root]137, 215. See {Water}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lutra vulgaris — Otter Ot ter ([o^]t t[ e]r), n. [OE. oter, AS. otor; akin to D. & G. otter, Icel. otr, Dan. odder, Sw. utter, Lith. udra, Russ, vuidra, Gr. y dra water serpent, hydra, Skr. udra otter, and also to E. water. [root]137, 215. See {Water}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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