mountain sheep


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to mountain sheep: Ovis canadensis

mountain sheep

n.
2. A wild sheep inhabiting a mountainous area.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

mountain sheep

n
1. (Animals) another name for bighorn
2. (Animals) any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

moun′tain sheep`


n.
2. any of various wild sheep inhabiting mountains.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mountain sheep - any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regionsmountain sheep - any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
wild sheep - undomesticated sheep
bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis, Rocky Mountain bighorn, Rocky Mountain sheep, cimarron, bighorn - wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns
moufflon, mouflon, Ovis musimon - wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
This animal is commonly called the mountain sheep, and is often confounded with another animal, the "woolly sheep," found more to the northward, about the country of the Flatheads.
In summer time the men went entirely naked; in the winter and in bad weather the men wore a small robe, reaching to the middle of the thigh, made of the skins of animals, or of the wool of the mountain sheep. Occasionally, they wore a kind of mantle of matting, to keep off the rain but, having thus protected the back and shoulders, they left the rest of the body naked.
Well, you have to admit our woolly-haired supremo resembles a Welsh mountain sheep from some angles, and what with the cruel and baseless allegations surrounding the nocturnal habits of some of the locals let's just say we're all keen that the term 'Boris bounce' doesn't take on a whole new meaning.
While touring the Farmers Marts facility, the Prince of Wales stopped to chat to members of the Welsh Mountain Sheep Society, which is trying to raise the breed's profile.
It is proposed to introduce a moratorium on hunting mountain sheep, argali, ibex, ibex, roe deer, deer, red deer and wild boar in a state of natural freedom until 2030, said moratorium initiator MP Ekmat Baibakpayev.
Farmers rear mountain sheep to help maintain the island's unique environment which supports rare animals and plants.
But they are actually a life-sized pencil drawing of prize-winning Welsh Mountain sheep.
The Duke also shot a crocodile and six mountain sheep on the trip.
Cyprus Airways' nickname was the 'Flying Moufflon', after its logo, an endemic mountain sheep. (Reuters)
Breeds like the Welsh Mountain sheep, the Border Leicester and the Cheviot are success stories.
Adilet Kutbidinov, resident of the village of Uchkun located in Naryn region, made an ice sculpture of a mountain sheep and placed it at the Tenir-Too Central Square of Naryn town.