mouflon

noun
mou·flon | \mü-ˈflōⁿ \
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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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, "How Mobile Wine-Tasting Rooms Could Revolutionize Armenian Wine Country," 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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