argali

noun
ar·ga·li | \ ˈär-gə-lē \

Definition of argali 

: a large wild sheep (Ovis ammon) of central Asia with the ram having massive horns

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Sievers cites one year, 1996, when 27 argali trophies were imported into the U.S. from Kyrgyzstan. National Geographic, "How a Hunting Reserve Became a Snow Leopard Sanctuary," 15 June 2016 Also common is the argali (Ovis ammon ammon), the giant cousin of the American bighorn sheep. John Wendle, National Geographic, "Stunning Rare Footage Reveals Elusive Snow Leopards," 6 Apr. 2017 For the elusive snow leopard in Kyrgyzstan, a satisfying meal consists of an ibex or an argali. National Geographic, "How a Hunting Reserve Became a Snow Leopard Sanctuary," 15 June 2016

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First Known Use of argali

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for argali

Mongolian

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