Ancon sheep

An·​con sheep | \ ˈaŋkən-, -ˌkän- \
variants: or less commonly Ancon
plural -s

Definition of Ancon sheep

: a short-legged achondroplastic sheep especially : such a sheep of an extinct strain or breed formerly maintained in Massachusetts

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First Known Use of Ancon sheep

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ancon sheep

New Latin ancon; from their short, crooked legs

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“Ancon sheep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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