genus Ovis

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Related to genus Ovis: genus Capra, genus Prunus
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genus Ovis - sheepgenus Ovis - sheep          
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Bovidae, family Bovidae - true antelopes; cattle; oxen; sheep; goats
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
wether - male sheep especially a castrated one
lamb - young sheep
domestic sheep, Ovis aries - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
argal, argali, Ovis ammon - wild sheep of semidesert regions in central Asia
Marco Polo sheep, Marco Polo's sheep, Ovis poli - Asiatic wild sheep with exceptionally large horns; sometimes considered a variety of the argali (or Ovis ammon)
Ovis vignei, urial - bearded reddish sheep of southern Asia
Dall sheep, Dall's sheep, Ovis montana dalli, white sheep - large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and Alaska
bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis, Rocky Mountain bighorn, Rocky Mountain sheep, cimarron, bighorn - wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns
moufflon, mouflon, Ovis musimon - wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia
References in periodicals archive ?
One base of genus Ovis, the true wild sheep, is anchored in northwestern Mexico, and the other is on the Mediterranean.
The genus Ovis and the species aries refer to sheep while at the genus and species level of Capra aegagrus hircus is for domestic goats.
Argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the big sheep in Artiodactyla, Ruminantia, Boridae, Caprinae, genus Ovis, belongs to wild animals under the second class state protection [1].