bighorn

noun

Definition of bighorn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

less common variant of bighorn sheep

: a usually grayish-brown wild sheep (Ovis canadensis) of mountainous and desert regions of western North America

Note: The bighorn sheep has a white patch on the rump and, in the males, massive horns that curve up and back over the ears and then up and forward toward the cheeks.

Bighorn

geographical name
Big·​horn | \ ˈbig-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce Bighorn (audio) \

Definition of Bighorn (Entry 2 of 2)

river 336 miles (541 kilometers) long in northern Wyoming and southeastern Montana flowing north into the Yellowstone River — see wind

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“Bighorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bighorn. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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bighorn

noun
big·​horn | \ ˈbig-ˌhȯrn \

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: a grayish brown wild sheep of mountainous western North America

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