Dall sheep


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

Examples of Dall sheep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the Tundra Wilderness Tour, travelers will enjoy some of the very first sightings of Alaska's big five for the season: grizzly bears, caribou, moose, Dall sheep and wolves. Roger Sands, Forbes, 3 May 2023

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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 15 Jun. 2024.

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