mouflon

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Related to Ovis gmelini musimon: Muflon, European Mouflon, Asiatic Mouflon, Ovis ammon musimon

mou·flon

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-.]

mouflon

(ˈmuːflɒn) or

moufflon

n
(Animals) a wild short-fleeced mountain sheep, Ovis musimon, of Corsica and Sardinia
[C18: via French from Corsican mufrone, from Late Latin mufrō]

mouf•lon

or mouf•flon

(ˈmuf lɒn)

n.
a wild sheep, Ovis musimon, inhabiting the mountainous regions of Sardinia and Corsica, the male of which has large curving horns.
[1765–75; < French < Italian muflone, orig. dial.; compare Corsican muffolo, Sardinian murone, Late Latin mufrō, s. mufrōn-]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mouflon - wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardiniamouflon - wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
mountain sheep - any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
Translations

mouflon

[ˈmuːflɒn] n (sheep) → muflone m
References in periodicals archive ?
2011: Daily responses of mouflon (Ovis gmelini musimon x Ovis sp.) activity to summer climatic conditions.
Influence of age on the relationship between annual changes in horn growth rate and prolactin secretion in the European mouflon (Ovis gmelini musimon).
(2005b) found similar results on ground and aerial counts during summer in mouflon Ovis gmelini musimon. Roars can usually be heard from a long distance in good weather conditions, and therefore, sampling points in the field are generally separated by several hundred metres.