bighorn sheep

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big·horn sheep

 (bĭg′hôrn′)
n. pl. bighorn sheep
A wild sheep (Ovis canadensis) of the mountains of western North America, having a brownish coat and, in the male, massive curved horns. Also called bighorn, mountain sheep, Rocky Mountain sheep.
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Noun1.bighorn sheep - wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled hornsbighorn sheep - 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
Translations
kanadai vadjuh
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