American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of sheep; sheeplike.
- n. An ovine animal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sheep-like; oviform; of or pertaining to the Ovinæ or to sheep.
- n. A member of the Ovinæ; a sheep.
- n. A form of cerebrin found in the yolk of eggs.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, resembling, or being a sheep.
- adj. Specifically, resembling a sheep in character; passive, of low intelligence and acquiescent.
- n. A sheep.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to sheep; consisting of sheep.
- adj. of or pertaining to or of the nature of or characteristic of a sheep or sheep
- Late Latin ovīnus, from Latin ovis, sheep; see owi- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Estes JM, Spencer EM, Longaker MT, Adzick NS: Insulin-like growth factor-II in ovine wound fluid: Developmental regulation.”
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“The ovine crime wave began, insurance company and farm union officials say, after global food prices started jumping again.”
“Living proof that RNC prominence is fading and the ovine followers are dwindling in number since savvy people are beginning to see the light instead of being allowed to be smitten by blind fanaticism.”
“Well, it looks like I will be writing an article for a farm magazine, possibly 'Sheep!' magazine which is my favorite ovine* magazine.”
“His slightly ovine little face is only saved from total oblivion by the large pale ears on which the helmet rests.”
“I could only assume that it was predating some ovine parasites and it made me wonder whether this complimentary veterinarian service had ever been entered in the farmer's logbook of magpie crimes and misdemeanours.”
“Crofab is a mixture of Fab fragments produced by a sheep (ovine) where as ACP is derived from a horse (equine).”
“He happened to be visiting his older brother, Jakub, who was living at the old sheep camp and tending the Hetmanski flock through the summer; she happened to be running an errand for the Fates and her father to drop off a bottle of his special herbal ovine fertility concoction.”
“Ordinarily, of course, a maiden meeting with a bachelor alone - and over the matter of ovine procreation no less - would be considered verboten or nilzya or whatever the Polish equivalent was before the Nazis and the Soviets routed the language and appropriated all the words for forbiddenness.”
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