uri·​al | \ ˈu̇r-ē-əl How to pronounce urial (audio) , -ˌäl \

Definition of urial

: 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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Poaching Isn’t the Cheetah’s Only Problem," 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of urial

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for urial

Punjabi huṛeāl

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“Urial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/urial. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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