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

  • n. A small, wild European sheep (Ovis musimon), native to Sardinia and Corsica and having large curving horns in the male.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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 musimon or musmon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wild sheep; an animal of the genus Ovis, particularly the musimon, O. musimon.

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

  • n. wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia


French, alteration of Italian dialectal muvrone, from Late Latin mufrō, mufrōn-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)



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