Nelson bighorn sheep

noun

Definition of 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

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History and Etymology for Nelson bighorn sheep

probably from the name Nelson

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“Nelson bighorn sheep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nelson%20bighorn%20sheep. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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