mountain sheep


Definition of mountain sheep

: any of various wild sheep (such as bighorn, argali, or Dall sheep) inhabiting high mountains

Examples of mountain sheep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mountain sheep meat is their choice meat, but they are not allowed to serve it to tourists. Mary Ann Ashcraft,, "Carroll Yesteryears: 1929 letter details Carroll County natives’ trip to Alaska," 12 Mar. 2021 These included elk and caribou antlers, bison ribs and horns, and mountain sheep horns. Andrew Del-colle, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Your Own Bow and Arrow By Hand," 16 Aug. 2020 In the nursery field, the brown-and-white Jacob’s sheep already have triplets: the Swaledales are due in early April, and the black Herdwick lambs, the hardy mountain sheep, a couple of weeks later. Sylvia Poggioli, The New York Review of Books, "Pandemic Journal, March 23–29," 29 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of mountain sheep

1596, in the meaning defined above

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21 Mar 2021

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“Mountain sheep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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