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Of, relating to, or characteristic of sheep; sheeplike.
A sheep.

[Late Latin ovīnus, from Latin ovis, sheep; see owi- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a sheep
[C19: from Late Latin ovīnus, from Latin ovis sheep]
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(ˈoʊ vaɪn, ˈoʊ vɪn)

of, pertaining to, or resembling a sheep.
[1820–30; < Late Latin ovīnus= Latin ov(is) sheep + -īnus -ine1]
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Adj.1.ovine - of or pertaining to or of the nature of or characteristic of a sheep or sheep
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[ˈəʊvaɪn] ADJovino
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