Ovis

noun
\ ˈōvə̇s \

Definition of Ovis

: a genus of Bovidae consisting of the domestic sheep and the majority of the wild sheep most of which inhabit the moutainous regions from western North America to western Asia and have horns that form a lateral spiral — see argali

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New Latin, from Latin, sheep

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“Ovis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ovis. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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