Nelson bighorn sheep


: a large dark-coated wild sheep that is a variety (Ovis Canadensis nelsoni) of the bighorn distinguished by its very large horns and now rare over much of its range in the mountainous regions of western North America

Word History


probably from the name Nelson

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“Nelson bighorn sheep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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