bighorn sheep

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noun big·horn sheep \ˈbig-ˌhȯrn-\

Definition of bighorn sheep

  1. :  a usually grayish-brown wild sheep (Ovis canadensis) of mountainous and desert regions of western North America —called also bighorn

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1817

First Known Use of bighorn sheep

1817


BIGHORN SHEEP Defined for English Language Learners

bighorn sheep

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noun big·horn sheep \ˈbig-ˌhȯrn-\

Definition of bighorn sheep for English Language Learners

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


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