mou·​flon | \ mü-ˈflōⁿ How to pronounce mouflon (audio) \
variants: or less commonly moufflon

Definition of mouflon

: either of two wild sheep (Ovis orientalis and O. musimon) of the mountains of Sardinia, Corsica and western Asia that have large curling horns in the males and are sometimes included in a single species

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Examples of mouflon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the vantage turkeys, francolin fowl, chukar partridge, mouflon sheep, Spanish goats and wild boars could be seen. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Dec. 2021 Animals that regularly wander around the 925 hectares of the nature reserve include red deer, fallow deer, European bison, wild boar, and mouflon. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 16 Sep. 2020 Relics of centuries-old monasteries dot the province’s foothills and spring up from gorges, while mouflon—a type of wild sheep—and bezoar goat roam the cliffsides among wild pear and plum trees. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of mouflon

1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mouflon

French mouflon, from Italian dialect muvrone, from Late Latin mufron-, mufro

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The first known use of mouflon was in 1774

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“Mouflon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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