argali


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to argali: Ovis ammon, Tibetan Gazelle

ar·ga·li

 (är′gə-lē)
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.]

argali

(ˈɑːɡəlɪ) or

argal

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]

ar•ga•li

(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.
Argali lamb (Ovis ammori) morphometric measurements and survivorship in Mongolia.
Tom's final Ovis sheep was a Hume Argali taken in Kyrgyzstan in March 2002.
In this paper we are considering seasonal fluctuation in the degree of sexual segregation and check the activity budget hypothesis to explain this phenomenon in the Darwin's wild sheep (Ovis ammon darwini), a subspecies of argali sheep (Ovis ammon).
The authors acknowledge the contributions of Russel Argali, Nathan Neumann, Mel Munn and Roger Perris (DEDJTR) in running and maintaining the AGFACE facility, collecting key measurements and sample processing.
The Encore fitted with a Bullberry barrel saw its first round of action in Kyrgyzstan for Tien Shan argali.
Argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the big sheep in Artiodactyla, Ruminantia, Boridae, Caprinae, genus Ovis, belongs to wild animals under the second class state protection [1].
While no wild ancestor of lineage A has been recognized to date, and no evidence has been determined to support that Urial and Argali wild sheep might be the originators (Meadows et al.
Argali abundance in the Afghan Pamir using capture--recapture modeling from fecal DNA.
Argali (Northwestern University), Bilge Mutlu (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Julie A.