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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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Wide prairies Vegetable productions Tabular hills Slabs of sandstone Nebraska or Platte River Scanty fare Buffalo skulls Wagons turned into boats Herds of buffalo Cliffs resembling castles The chimney Scott's Bluffs Story connected with them The bighorn or ahsahta Its nature and habits Difference between that and the "woolly sheep," or goat of the mountains
Amidst this wild and striking scenery, Captain Bonneville, for the first time, beheld flocks of the ahsahta or bighorn, an animal which frequents these cliffs in great numbers.
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.
The black-tailed deer would bound up the ravines on their approach, and the bighorn would gaze fearlessly down upon them from some impending precipice, or skip playfully from rock to rock.
The bighorn is so named from its horns; which are of a great size, and twisted like those of a ram.
These they supposed to be the Bighorn Mountains, so called from the animal of that name, with which they abound.
Over the decades, I've heard some pessimists say that we'll never delist Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep," said Kevin Hurley, conservation director of the Wild Sheep Foundation.
Mexico's largest hotel operator with over 130 hotels, and private equity firm Bighorn Capital, Inc.
May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Once reduced to tatters, a local herd of Peninsular bighorn sheep behind the California resort town of Rancho Mirage (near Palm Springs) is now on the road to recovery.
Thieves' Road: The Black Hills Betrayal and Custer's Path to Little Bighorn tells of an expedition of some thousand troops and more than a hundred wagons into the Black Hills of South Dakota, and what happened to the exploratory mission which set the stage for the events to take place at Little Bighorn two years later.
The ODFW captured and relocated California bighorn sheep at several locations last week to improve genetic diversity among existing herds that will help restore this native species in Oregon.
2000) and affects bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) and cattle in the western United States (Singer et al.