Definition of Barbary sheep in English:

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Barbary sheep

noun

A short-coated sheep with a long neck ruff, found in the high deserts of northern Africa. Also called aoudad.
  • Ammotragus lervia, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • A lone cheetah, a lone tiger and an African lion and a couple of lionesses are no more exciting than small herds of kangaroo, deer, giraffe or Barbary sheep.
  • I became interested in exotic animals - things such as orangutans and Barbary sheep, or aoudads.
  • A Barbary sheep with a badly overgrown hoof was also seen by Minett, the affected foot ‘clearly causing it intense pain’.

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