bighorn

noun

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.

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“Bighorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bighorn. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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bighorn

noun

big·​horn
ˈbig-ˌhȯrn
: a grayish brown wild sheep of mountainous western North America

Geographical Definition

Bighorn

geographical name

Big·​horn ˈbig-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce Bighorn (audio)
river 336 miles (541 kilometers) long in northern Wyoming and southeastern Montana flowing north into the Yellowstone River see wind

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