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bighorn

(ˈbɪɡˌhɔːn)
n, pl -horns or -horn
(Animals) a large wild sheep, Ovis canadensis, inhabiting mountainous regions in North America and NE Asia: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla. The male has massive curved horns, and the species is well adapted for climbing and leaping

big•horn

(ˈbɪgˌhɔrn)

n., pl. -horns, (esp. collectively) -horn.
a wild sheep, Ovis canadensis, of the Rocky Mountains, with large, curving horns.
Also called Rocky Mountain sheep.
[1775–85, Amer.]

Big•horn

(ˈbɪgˌhɔrn)

n.
a river flowing from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in S Montana. 336 mi. (540 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bighorn - a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern MontanaBighorn - a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana
Montana, Treasure State, MT - a state in northwestern United States on the Canadian border
Equality State, WY, Wyoming - a state in the western United States; mountainous in the west and north with the Great Plains in the east
2.bighorn - wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled hornsbighorn - wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
mountain sheep - any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
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At their peak, North American bighorns may have numbered nearly two million animals.

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