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aoudad

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noun aou·dad \ˈau̇-ˌdad, ˈä-u̇-\

Definition of aoudad

  1. :  a wild bovine (Ammotragus lervia) of North Africa that is closely related to goats and sheep and has been introduced into the southwestern United States —called also aoudad sheep, Barbary sheep



Origin and Etymology of aoudad

French, from Berber audad


First Known Use: 1809


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