bighorn sheep

noun big·horn sheep \ ˈbig-ˌhȯrn- \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition 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.
called also bighorn

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1817

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  • : a kind of wild sheep with long curved horns that lives in the mountains of western North America


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