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also mouf·flon  (mo͞of′lŏn′)
n. pl. mouflon or mou·flons also moufflon or mouf·flons
A small wild sheep (Ovis orientalis syn. O. gmelini) native to southwestern Asia and islands of the Mediterranean, having a brown coat and, in the male, a white patch on the back and curved horns.

[French, alteration of Italian dialectal muvrone, from Late Latin mufrō, mufrōn-.]
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Noun1.moufflon - wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardiniamoufflon - wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
mountain sheep - any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
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Moufflon Bookshop will also have a stall at the conference for all those who would like to buy books on mediaeval studies and travel back in time even more.
Somehow the spirit of the sandy desert entered the gazelle, which henceforth was identified with this terrain, and the spirit of the mountain desert entered the Barbary ram, variously referred to as the moufflon or waddan; and the disturbances to the gods continued unabated in the clashes of the two species of animals.
The wild sheep known as a moufflon is found on which Mediterranean islands?
rare species of mammals, 12 bird species, 2 reptile species (Armenian moufflon, bezoar goat, wild cat, brown bear, Caucasian snake,
8) A wild sheep or a moufflon with large curling horns that lives in the mountain desert of southern Libya.
Zoo administration has also offered other animals for adoption including Bengal Tigar, White Tiger, African Lion, White Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Leopard, Chimpanzee, Wolf, Balck Bear Jackal, Nilgai, Wild Boar and all kinds of Monkeys, Red deer, Samber, Wallaby, Fellow deer, Hog deer, Spotted deer, Moufflon sheep, Chinkara, Peafowl, Finches, Love birds, Rabbit, Guinea Pig, All water Birds, Ostrich, Emu, Cassowary, Gavial and otter.
The Szilicei plateau and the xerophilous flora of the Felso-hegy in Jaszo are characteristic and the special values of the fauna in the region include the lynx and the moufflon.
38 (a reclining moufflon ram in a westernized style), a somewhat different cultural influence may be inferred.
THE WADDAN OR MOUFFLON is a wild mountain sheep with large curling horns that survives in the remote desert of southern Libya but is extinct in Europe.
These show a dog chasing moufflon, the national symbol The goddess whose cult was based close to the new resort
Shepherds who have for generations summered their livestock on these high ridges and hunted in the canyons for wild boar, moufflon and other delicacies have heavily protested the creation of a national park which they say would deprive them of their livelihood, restrict their access to what have long been communal lands, and prevent them from pasturing sheep and hunting game.