aoudad
arui arui n. 1. a wild sheep ({Ammotragus lervia}) of northern Africa, having a thick mane on the throat, chest, and forelegs; -- also called the {aoudad} and {Barbary sheep}.

Syn: aoudad, audad, Barbary sheep, maned sheep. [WordNet 1.5] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aoudad — [ä′oo dad΄, ou′dad΄] n. [Fr < Moorish audad] a wild N African sheep (Ammotragus lervia) with large curved horns and a heavy growth of hair from the throat to the knees; Barbary sheep …   English World dictionary

  • aoudad — /ah oo dad /, n. a wild sheep, Ammotragus lervia, of northern Africa, having a long fringe of hair on the throat, chest, and forelegs. Also called Barbary sheep. [1860 65; < F < Berber, equiv. to a masc. sing. prefix + udad ram] * * * ▪ mammal… …   Universalium

  • aoudad — maned sheep maned sheep n. A type of wild sheep ({Ammotragus lervia}) of northern Africa; called also {Barbary sheep} and {aoudad}. Syn: aoudad, arui, audad, Barbary sheep, {Ammotragus lervia}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aoudad — Mähnenspringer Mähnenspringer (Ammotragus lervia) Systematik Ordnung: Paarhufer (Artiodactyla) Unterordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • aoudad — berberinis avinas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ammotragus lervia angl. aodad; aoudad; arui; barbary sheep vok. Mähnenschaf; Mähnenspringer rus. гривистый баран; североафриканский гривистый баран… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • aoudad — noun Etymology: French, from Berber audad Date: 1861 a wild bovine (Ammotragus lervia) of North Africa that is closely related to goats and sheep and has been introduced into the southwestern U.S. called also aoudad sheep, Barbary sheep …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aoudad — noun The Barbary sheep, Ammotragus lervia …   Wiktionary

  • aoudad — n. type of north African sheep …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aoudad — [ α:ʊdad] noun another term for Barbary sheep. Origin C19: from Fr., from Berber udād …   English new terms dictionary

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