Ancon sheep


An·​con sheep
variants or less commonly Ancon
plural -s
: a short-legged achondroplastic sheep
especially : such a sheep of an extinct strain or breed formerly maintained in Massachusetts

Word History


New Latin ancon; from their short, crooked legs

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ancon sheep was in 1811

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“Ancon sheep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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