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n. pl. argali or ar·ga·lis
A large wild sheep (Ovis ammon) of mountainous regions of central and northern Asia, the male of which has massive curved horns.

[Mongolian arghali, mountain ewe.]


(ˈɑːɡəlɪ) or


n, pl -gali or -gals
(Animals) a wild sheep, Ovis ammon, inhabiting semidesert regions in central Asia: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla. It is the largest of the sheep, having massive horns in the male, which may almost form a circle
[C18: from Mongolian]


(ˈɑr gə li)

n., pl. -li.
a wild sheep, Ovis ammon, of Asia, having long curved horns that typically form an open, outwardly extended spiral.
[1770–80; < Mongolian: female mountain sheep]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.argali - wild sheep of semidesert regions in central Asiaargali - wild sheep of semidesert regions in central Asia
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
wild sheep - undomesticated sheep
References in classic literature ?
The ahsahta, argali, or bighorn, on the contrary, has short hair like a deer, and resembles it in shape, but has the head and horns of a sheep, and its flesh is said to be delicious mutton.
It is called by some the argali, by others the ibex, though differing from both of these animals.
Where Cox, in his survey on the intersections between Vollmann's work and the Serbian-Yugoslav writer Danilo Kis, suggests that both inhabit the same postmodern terrain (135), Wisner notes that, though related to texts such as John Barth's The Sot-Weed Factor and Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon, Vollmann's Argali (2001) is best understood as an attempt to "advance the historical novel beyond [the] postmodernist phase" (101).
Jigmet Takpa: (Government of Jammu and Kashmir, India) Focused on evidence-based landscape-level conservation programs in Ladakh northern India, resulting in population recovery of snow leopard, Tibetan argali, gazelle and antelope, lynx, Pallas' cat, Tibetan and black-necked crane; introduced projects and technologies for local communities to regard wildlife as assets rather than threats.
Back in the 1920s, when Kermit Roosevelt wrote "East of the Sun, West of the Moon," the long-horned ibex of the Tien Shan Mountains were considered superior trophies to the argali sheep with which they shared their range.
35% of the residents responded that Marco Polo sheep and argali bear significance for them; 26% of them believe that the animals are environmentally significant; 6% of the population said that they are important for future generations.
Argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the big sheep, Artiodactyla, Ruminantia, Boridae, Caprinae, genus Ovis, belongs to wild animals under the second class state protection (Yu et al.
When it comes to trophies such as argali in Mongolia, blue sheep in the Himalayas or tur in Azerbaijan, some of these hunts are possible with bow in hand while others simply are not.
During the video, Parvanov is the first to take a shot; he fails to kill Stanishev even though he imagines him as an argali, a mountain sheep.
Meanwhile, hard times and sky-high prices for animal body parts in Asian medicinal markets have spurred many locals to kill snow leopards, argali mountain sheep, and other creatures in this poorly protected wilderness.
However, hiking in the mountains, you soon learn it is teaming with many bird and mammal species including ibex, argali, and even domesticated Bactrian (two-humped) camels.
Those species are the argali, chimpanzee, leopard, Stellar