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sheep British & World English

A domesticated ruminant mammal with a thick woolly coat and (typically only in the male) curving horns. It is kept in flocks for its wool or meat, and is proverbial for its tendency to follow others in the flock

sheep bot British & World English

See nostril fly.

sheep dip British & World English

A liquid preparation used to rid sheep of external parasites

sheep run British & World English

(Especially in Australia) an extensive tract of land on which sheep are pastured

black sheep British & World English

A member of a family or group who is regarded as a disgrace to it

blue sheep British & World English

Another term for bharal.

Dall sheep British & World English

A wild North American sheep found in mountainous country from Alaska to British Columbia

Jacob sheep British & World English

A four-horned sheep of a piebald breed, kept as an ornamental animal or for its wool

count sheep British & World English

Count imaginary sheep jumping over a fence one by one in an attempt to send oneself to sleep

sheep cocky British & World English

A small-scale sheep farmer

sheep scab British & World English

An intensely itching skin disease of sheep caused by a parasitic mite

sheep tick British & World English

A large tick that infests many mammals, including humans, and frequently transmits diseases

sheep walk British & World English

A tract of land on which sheep are pastured

Soay sheep British & World English

A small domesticated sheep of a primitive breed with brown fleece and horns in both sexes, formerly confined to the island of Soay in the St Kilda group

white sheep British & World English

Another term for Dall sheep.

Jacob sheep New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

four-horned sheep of piebald breed

Barbary sheep British & World English

A short-coated sheep with a long neck ruff, found in the high deserts of northern Africa

ration sheep British & World English

A sheep which is killed for immediate consumption, especially by farmworkers as part of an allowance of food

sheep laurel British & World English

A North American kalmia which is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental

sheep sorrel British & World English

A sorrel that is common on acid soils in north temperate regions

sheep station British & World English

A very large sheep farm

mountain sheep British & World English

See bighorn, Welsh mountain sheep.

sheep's-bit British & World English

A blue-flowered European plant which resembles a scabious

Shetland sheep British & World English

A sheep of a hardy short-tailed breed native to Shetland and bred especially for its fine wool

vegetable sheep British & World English

A New Zealand plant of the daisy family, which has greyish hairy leaves and forms hummocks which look like sheep from a distance

Welsh mountain sheep British & World English

A sheep of a small hardy breed developed in the uplands of Wales

box sheep up in box1 British & World English

Mix up different flocks

a wolf in sheep's clothing British & World English

A person or thing that appears friendly or harmless but is really hostile

make sheep's eyes at someone British & World English

Look at someone in a foolishly amorous way

separate the sheep from the goats British & World English

Divide people or things into superior and inferior groups

count sheep in sheep British & World English

Count imaginary sheep jumping over a fence one by one in an attempt to send oneself to sleep

sheep bot in bot1 British & World English

The sheep nostril fly

ked British & World English

A wingless louse fly, especially one that is a parasite of sheep

Dall's sheep in Dall sheep British & World English

A wild North American sheep found in mountainous country from Alaska to British Columbia

merino British & World English

A sheep of a breed with long, fine wool

merino sheep in merino British & World English

A sheep of a breed with long, fine wool

bighorn British & World English

A stocky brown wild sheep with large horns, found in North America and NE Asia

bighorn sheep in bighorn British & World English

A stocky brown wild sheep with large horns, found in North America and NE Asia

Suffolk British & World English

A sheep of a large black-faced breed with a short fleece

Suffolk sheep in Suffolk2 British & World English

A sheep of a large black-faced breed with a short fleece

sheep ked in ked British & World English

A wingless louse fly, especially one that is a parasite of sheep


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