mountain sheep
noun Date: circa 1779 any of various wild sheep (as bighorn, argali, or Dall sheep) inhabiting high mountains

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  • mountain sheep — ☆ mountain sheep n. any of various wild sheep found in mountain regions; esp., the bighorn …   English World dictionary

  • mountain sheep — noun any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions • Hypernyms: ↑wild sheep • Hyponyms: ↑bighorn, ↑bighorn sheep, ↑cimarron, ↑Rocky Mountain bighorn, ↑Rocky Mountain sheep, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mountain sheep — snieginis avinas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ovis canadensis angl. American bighorn; bighorn sheep; mountain sheep; rocky mountain sheep vok. Dickhornschaf; Felsengebirgsschaf; Schneeschaf rus.… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • mountain sheep — kalniniai avinai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis apibrėžtis Gentyje 2 rūšys. Paplitimo arealas – Korsika, Sardinija, Kipras, Mažoji Azija, Iranas, Afganistanas, R. Pakistanas, Š. V. Indija, P. R. Tibetas, Užkaukazė,… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • mountain sheep — moun′tain sheep n. 1) mam bighorn 2) mam any of various wild sheep inhabiting mountains • Etymology: 1795–1805, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • mountain sheep — /ˈmaʊntən ʃip/ (say mowntuhn sheep) noun 1. → bighorn. 2. any of various wild sheep inhabiting mountains …   Australian English dictionary

  • mountain sheep — 1. the bighorn. 2. any of various wild sheep inhabiting mountains. [1795 1805, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Rocky mountain sheep — Sheep Sheep, n. sing. & pl. [OE. shep, scheep, AS. sc?p, sce[ a]p; akin to OFries. sk?p, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. sc[=a]f, Skr. ch[=a]ga. [root]295. Cf. {Sheepherd}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep — The Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep is one of a number of varieties of Welsh Mountain sheep. It originates from the Tywi valley in Wales.AppearanceThe Balwen sheep has a base colour of black, brown or dark grey. It has a white blaze on the face, four …   Wikipedia

  • Black Welsh Mountain sheep — The Black Welsh Mountain sheep (Welsh Defaid Mynydd Duon , IPA|/ˈdevаɪd ˈmənɪð ˈdɪɔn/), is a colour type of the Welsh Mountain sheep. It occurs occasionally in flocks of other colours, but is now often maintained as a separate strain. Like other… …   Wikipedia

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