uri·​al ˈu̇r-ē-əl How to pronounce urial (audio)
: an upland wild sheep (Ovis vignei) of southern and central Asia which is reddish brown and the males of which have a beard from the neck to the chest

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Examples of urial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the same time some native wildlife like Tibetan antelope or Ladakh urial are disappearing from the region’s landscape. Aijaz Hussain, ajc, 2 Nov. 2022 But with the decline of these prey species, the cats have begun to rely on mountain prey that may be more liminal to their regular diet such as Persian ibex and urials, a type of wild sheep. Joshua Rapp Learn, Smithsonian, 6 Apr. 2017

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Word History


Punjabi huṛeāl

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of urial was in 1860

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“Urial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urial. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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