Marco Polo sheep

noun
Mar·​co Po·​lo sheep | \ ˈmärˌkōˈpōˌlō-, ˈmȧˌk- \
variants: or Marco Polo's sheep

Definition of Marco Polo 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)

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History and Etymology for Marco Polo sheep

after Marco Polo †1324? Italian traveler

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

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