Marco Polo sheep

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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