Marco Polo sheep


Mar·​co Po·​lo sheep
variants or Marco Polo's sheep
: an Asiatic wild sheep with exceptionally large horns that is considered to be a variety (Ovis ammon poli) of the argali or to constitute a distinct species (O. poli)

Word History


after Marco Polo †1324? Italian traveler

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“Marco Polo sheep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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