Dall sheep

noun
\ ˈdȯl- How to pronounce Dall sheep (audio) \
variants: or less commonly Dall's sheep \ ˈdȯlz-​ How to pronounce Dall sheep (audio) \

Definition of Dall sheep

: a large white wild sheep (Ovis dalli) of Alaska and northern British Columbia

First Known Use of Dall sheep

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dall sheep

William H. Dall †1927 American naturalist

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“Dall sheep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dall%20sheep. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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