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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-.]
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Noun1.moufflon - wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardiniamoufflon - wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
mountain sheep - any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
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The Amazing Adventures of the Malekidi Moggies by Valerie Knight, illustrated by Katie Sabry, is available at Kyriakou Bookshops, the Moufflon Bookshop, and directly from the authors (call 99 571139 or email ).
For those who were not acquainted with the ex-CAIR modus operandi, it was obvious that they did not or could not acclimatise themselves to the psyche that had prevailed at the Flying Moufflon over the past few decades, which itself could not decide whether it was a viable commercial operator or simply an extension of a government department where political favours and connections determined almost everything.
In Tassili paintings, Henri Lhote notes how moufflon or waddan plays a central role in the ancient population's creeds, as the cave paintings repeatedly show representations of a glorified and huge waddan [...].
Somehow the spirit of the sandy desert entered the gazelle, which henceforth was identified with this terrain, and the spirit of the mountain desert entered the Barbary ram, variously referred to as the moufflon or waddan; and the disturbances to the gods continued unabated in the clashes of the two species of animals.
The wild sheep known as a moufflon is found on which Mediterranean islands?
rare species of mammals, 12 bird species, 2 reptile species (Armenian moufflon, bezoar goat, wild cat, brown bear, Caucasian snake,
(8) A wild sheep or a moufflon with large curling horns that lives in the mountain desert of southern Libya.
Zoo administration has also offered other animals for adoption including Bengal Tigar, White Tiger, African Lion, White Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Leopard, Chimpanzee, Wolf, Balck Bear Jackal, Nilgai, Wild Boar and all kinds of Monkeys, Red deer, Samber, Wallaby, Fellow deer, Hog deer, Spotted deer, Moufflon sheep, Chinkara, Peafowl, Finches, Love birds, Rabbit, Guinea Pig, All water Birds, Ostrich, Emu, Cassowary, Gavial and otter.
The Szilicei plateau and the xerophilous flora of the Felso-hegy in Jaszo are characteristic and the special values of the fauna in the region include the lynx and the moufflon.
38 (a reclining moufflon ram in a westernized style), a somewhat different cultural influence may be inferred.
--From the forthcoming book The Wines by William Woys Weaver and Loysha (Moufflon Publications)