Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large wild sheep (Ovis ammon) of mountainous regions of central and northern Asia, the male of which has massive curved horns.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The large wild sheep of Asia, Ovis ammon (Linnæus), now Caprovis argali, supposed to be the original stock of the domestic sheep.
  • noun Hence Some other similar wild sheep, as the following.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Ovis ammon, the biggest wild sheep, which roams the highlands of Central Asia

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun wild sheep of semidesert regions in central Asia

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Mongolian arghali, mountain ewe.]

Examples

  • The snow leopard and the mountain ram "argali" are also found within the zapovednik.

    Golden Mountains of Altai, Russian Federation

  • Many rare species, such as argali sheep and brown bears, were decimated.19

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Many rare species, such as argali sheep and brown bears, were decimated.19

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • They are home to rare wild animals such as the black-necked crane, huge-horned argali sheep, wild yak, white-lipped deer, gazelle, snow leopards, and, of course, the chiru.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Many rare species, such as argali sheep and brown bears, were decimated.19

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • They are home to rare wild animals such as the black-necked crane, huge-horned argali sheep, wild yak, white-lipped deer, gazelle, snow leopards, and, of course, the chiru.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • They are home to rare wild animals such as the black-necked crane, huge-horned argali sheep, wild yak, white-lipped deer, gazelle, snow leopards, and, of course, the chiru.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Among listed birds and mammals are: golden eagle Aquila chrysaetus, imperial eagle Aquila heliaca, peregrine Falco peregrinus, black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus, snow leopard Uncia uncia (EN, Globally threatened), manul cat Felis manul, Mongolian gazelle Procapra guttorosa; (LR, Globally Threatened) and Altai argali Ovis ammon ammon (VU, Globally Threatened).

    Golden Mountains of Altai, Russian Federation

  • Soon after, a local Internet news service published photographs showing the helicopter wreckage ringed by several sheep carcasses that wildlife campaigners said were clearly the endangered argali.

    Kremlin Shows Rare Openness on Crash

  • The hunt -- for endangered wild mountain sheep, or argali -- came to light after the helicopter carrying eleven people, including crew, crashed into a snowy mountainside in Siberia on Jan. 9.

    Kremlin Shows Rare Openness on Crash

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    For the point of extinction where truculently last agali weep

    ...

    March 24, 2009