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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-.]


(ˈmuːflɒn) or


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


or mouf•flon

(ˈmuf lɒn)

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-]
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


[ˈmuːflɒn] n (sheep) → muflone m
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Several species of predators such as Bonelli's eagles, long-legged buzzards (Buteo rufinus), goshawks, are found poisoned each year while placing poison baits also kills other species such as partridges, ducks, rabbits and mouflons," the Game Service said.
In the case of mouflons, the smallest ungulate prey in the study area, dogs would kill young as well as adult animals indistinctly.
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.
Then west to the several urial sheep and on to the mouflons ("moufliforms").
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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).
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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.