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mou·flonalso 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-.]
(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-]