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

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 4 Oct. 2022.

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