American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small, wild European sheep (Ovis musimon), native to Sardinia and Corsica and having large curving horns in the male.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wild sheep; an animal of the genus Ovis, particularly the musimon, O. musimon. This is a species inhabiting the mountains of southern Europe, as in Greece, Sardinia, and Corsica. Though the fleece is not woolly, the animal is closely related to the common sheep, O. aries, with which it breeds freely, and to various other kinds, as the argali, the bighorn, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A wild sheep (Ovis musimon), inhabiting the mountains of Sardinia, Corsica, etc. Its horns are very large, with a triangular base and rounded angles. It is supposed by some to be the original of the domestic sheep. Called also
- n. wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia
- From French mouflon, from Italian muflone, from Late Latin mufrō ("wild sheep"), related to Latin musimo ("wild sheep"), both probably of pre-Latin origin. From 1765-75. (Wiktionary)
- French, alteration of Italian dialectal muvrone, from Late Latin mufrō, mufrōn-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Descended from a wild sheep called the mouflon, it quickly spread westward to Cyprus, Rhodes and Western Europe.”
“The mouflon is a large animal; he is fleet as a stag, armed with horns and thick hoofs, covered with coarse hair, and dreads neither the inclemency of the sky nor the voracity of the wolf.”
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“This was once the hunting grounds for Tito and his Communist elites -- packed with European mouflon, chamois, boar, and bear.”
“I shot a mouflon off a mountain top near Fort Davis back in the 80s and there was nothing easy about it.”
“Light brown or moorit in colour, they have definite mouflon pattern markings to include white underparts around the eyes, lower jaw, belly, knees and inside lower leg and tail together with a rump patch.”
“Two rare and endemic herbivores, mouflon (Ovis aries musimon) and Corsican red deer (Cervus elaphus corsicanus), still persist in the Sardinian forests.”
“Two rare and endemic herbivore subspecies, mouflon (Ovis aries musimon) and Corsican red deer (Cervus elaphus corsicanus), persist on islands.”
“The native vertebrate fauna of 29 species is not extensive: 5 bats, and 3 reptiles plus 5 introduced species: mouflon Ovis gmelini musimon, introduced for the hunt in 1970, Algerian hedgehog Atelerix algiris, rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus, house mouse and black rat.”
“Of these, the mouflon is to be eradicated and the rabbits controlled.”
“These include ruffled mouflon or Barbary sheep Ammotragus lervia (I), once thought extinct in the area, caracal Felis caracal, cheetah Acinonyx jubatus (V) and dorcas gazelle Gazella dorcas (V), reed cat Felis chaus and sand cat F. margarita.”
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