Dall sheep


variants or less commonly Dall's sheep
: a large white wild sheep (Ovis dalli) of Alaska and northern British Columbia

Word History


William H. Dall †1927 American naturalist

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dall sheep was in 1887

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“Dall sheep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dall%20sheep. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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