argali


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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.
At the exhibition in the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations of the Republic of Turkey, you can see the reconstruction of the Altyn Adam in clothes embroidered with gold plaques, in a special conical headdress decorated with gold plates in the form of golden arrows, snow leopards, argali, horses and birds, and a collection of archaeological finds from the early era of the Iron Age (V - IV centuries BC) that accompanied the burial of this noble Saka young warrior (according to archaeologists his age is 17-18 years).
In a letter published in the journal Science, they say that, in African countries that do allow trophy hunting, 'more land has been conserved than under National Parks'; and that regulated hunting has boosted wildlife populations globally, including those of rhinos, markhor, argali, bighorn sheep, and many African ungulates.
The primary argali range is generally from western China and Mongolia westward deep into Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
Also, this animal was an Altai argali, Ovis ammon, the largest wild sheep in the world.
The press service of the Bishkek Mayor's Office reported that, in the new park there are figures of a camel, a lion, a bull, a rhino, a giraffe, argali, a deer and dolphins, and a green gardener also appeared there.
The parliament is developing the draft law introducing a moratorium on shooting Marco Polo and argali for 30 years, said MP Rada Tumanbayeva at an event on occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Sary-Chelek state reserve on May 22.
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Yn ogystal ag ymweld a llyn dyfnaf y byd, Llyn Baikal, mae Iolo'n rhyfeddu at yr amrywiaeth o fywyd gwyllt sy'n frodorol i'r ardal, fel y morlo Baikal, yr eirth, a'r defaid argali ffyrnig.
He tells about bird hunting in Argentina, turkey hunting in Old Mexico, and looking for the Gobi Argali Sheep in Mongolia.