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mou·flon

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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mouflon

(ˈmuːflɒn) or

moufflon

n
(Animals) a wild short-fleeced mountain sheep, Ovis musimon, of Corsica and Sardinia
[C18: via French from Corsican mufrone, from Late Latin mufrō]
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mouf•lon

or mouf•flon

(ˈmuf lɒn)

n.
a wild sheep, Ovis musimon, inhabiting the mountainous regions of Sardinia and Corsica, the male of which has large curving horns.
[1765–75; < French < Italian muflone, orig. dial.; compare Corsican muffolo, Sardinian murone, Late Latin mufrō, s. mufrōn-]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mouflon - wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardiniamouflon - wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
mountain sheep - any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
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Translations

mouflon

[ˈmuːflɒn] n (sheep) → muflone m
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Far to the southwest, across thousands of miles of Asia, in northwestern Iran, the mouflons transition to the urial sheep, Ovis orientalis, with numerous races.
The Funraising Charity Association, in cooperation with the Cyprus Dragon Boat Federation and the Raging Mouflons dragon boat team, is organising the 6th Paddle for the Children Charity Dragon Boat Challenge in an effort to raise funds for the children it supports.
During this trip, tourists learn more about chamois, the nature in the national park, as well as why marmots whistle.European mouflons can be observed in the Little Carpathians.
In the study area, the annual hunting bag was: 20 European mouflons (juvenile 2, yearling 6 and adults 12) and 6 axis deer (yearling 2 and adults 4).
Our study is based on the genotypes of 10 autosomal microsatellites in Tendurek National Park's Mouflons for studying of biodiversity in order to make suitable decisions to protect this species.
Enfin, il est a souligner que les travaux de cet atelier seront couronnes par des recommandations, dont notamment la mise en place d'equipes de surveillance et la rehabilitation du terrain qui accueille l'animal avec la plantation d'arbres acacia, abri prefere de ce predateur, en plus de lachers de gazelles et de mouflons.
Tick-borne bacteria in mouflons and their ectoparasites in Cyprus.
They grow their own vegetables and raise farm animals, conventional ones like cattle, sheep, chicken, geese and not-o-conventional animals like deer and mouflons (wild sheep).
Conservation wardens and police on joint patrols also seized the bodies of some wild goats and six mouflons, which are believed to be the ancestor of the modern domesticated sheep.
A total of eight mouflons, four fallow deer, and one doe have been torn to pieces by several stray dogs, the Director of the Sofia Zoo, Ivan Ivanov, announced.