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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.]
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]