Ancon sheep

noun An·con sheep \ˈaŋkən-, -ˌkän-\
variants: less commonly


Definition of Ancon sheep



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

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Origin and Etymology of ancon sheep

New Latin ancon; from their short, crooked legs

First Known Use: 1811

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