noun/nombre (plural sheep)
- oveja (feminine) to follow sb like sheep seguir* a algn como borregos one may as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb de perdidos, al río to count sheep contar* ovejas or corderitos to make sheep's eyes at sb hacerle* ojitos or caídas de ojos a algn to separate the sheep from the goats separar el grano de la paja, separar las churras de las merinas [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) sheep farm granja (feminine) de ovejas, granja (feminine) ovina or de ganado ovino sheep farmer ganadero ovino, ganadera ovina (masculine, feminine) sheep farming cría (feminine) de ganado ovino or lanarMore example sentences
- Chickens and turkeys were kept both for their eggs and meat just as sheep provided wool and meat.
- To one side was a rolling expanse of pasture land, clustered with flocks of sheep so thick that hundreds must graze there.
- In the case of meat sheep versus wool sheep, wool is usually around $10 a kilo, and meat $2 a kilo.
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