bighorn sheep

bighorn sheep
big|horn sheep [ˌbıgho:n ˈʃi:p US -ho:rn-] n
a wild sheep with long curved horns that lives in the mountains of western North America

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  • bighorn sheep — Bighorn Big horn , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The Rocky Mountain sheep ({Ovis montana} or {Caprovis montana}); called also {bighorn sheep}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bighorn sheep — For other uses, see Big Horn (disambiguation). Bighorn sheep Male (ram) …   Wikipedia

  • Bighorn Sheep — Taxobox name = Bighorn Sheep status = LR/cd | status system = IUCN2.3 trend = unknown image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Artiodactyla familia = Bovidae subfamilia = Caprinae genus = Ovis species = O …   Wikipedia

  • bighorn sheep — ▪ mammal also called  mountain sheep  or  American bighorn sheep    stocky, climbing hoofed mammal of western North America known for its massive curling horns (horn). Bighorns are brown with a white rump patch. Horns are present in both sexes,… …   Universalium

  • bighorn sheep — snieginis avinas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ovis canadensis angl. American bighorn; bighorn sheep; mountain sheep; rocky mountain sheep vok. Dickhornschaf; Felsengebirgsschaf; Schneeschaf rus.… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • bighorn sheep — noun wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns • Syn: ↑bighorn, ↑cimarron, ↑Rocky Mountain bighorn, ↑Rocky Mountain sheep, ↑Ovis canadensis • Hypernyms: ↑mountain sheep …   Useful english dictionary

  • bighorn sheep — noun Date: 1838 a usually grayish brown wild sheep (Ovis canadensis) of mountainous and desert regions of western North America called also bighorn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bighorn sheep — big|horn sheep [ ,bıghɔrn ʃip ] noun count a sheep with large curly horns that lives in the mountains of western North America and northeastern Asia …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bighorn sheep — noun A North American endangered species of wild sheep, Ovis canadensis …   Wiktionary

  • bighorn sheep — noun (C) a wild sheep with long, curved horns that lives in the mountains of western North America …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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