blue sheep

noun

Definition of blue sheep

: bharal

Examples of blue sheep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their prefered targets are the blue sheep (bharal) of Tibet and the Himalaya and the mountain ibex, which is found over most of the rest of their range. National Geographic, 16 June 2020 Diet and hunting Snow leopards prey upon the blue sheep (bharal) of Tibet and the Himalayas, as well as the mountain ibex found over most of the rest of their range. National Geographic, 19 Mar. 2020 One Indian snow leopard, protected and observed in a national park, is reported to have consumed five blue sheep, nine Tibetan woolly hares, 25 marmots, five domestic goats, one domestic sheep, and 15 birds in a single year. National Geographic, 19 Mar. 2020 And when Kensington Palace released a photograph of Princess Charlotte on her second birthday, her yellow John Lewis cardigan with fluffy blue sheep promptly sold out. Jasmin Malik Chua, Vox, 18 July 2019 When there are fewer food options — such as the blue sheep these cats prefer — leopards often come into conflict with humans. Adam Popescu, Washington Post, 19 May 2018 And when Kensington Palace released a photograph of Princess Charlotte on her second birthday, her yellow John Lewis cardigan with fluffy blue sheep promptly sold out. Jasmin Malik Chua, Vox, 18 July 2019 When there are fewer food options — such as the blue sheep these cats prefer — leopards often come into conflict with humans. Adam Popescu, Washington Post, 19 May 2018

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First Known Use of blue sheep

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Blue sheep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20sheep. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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