Definition of bighorn in English:


Syllabification: big·horn
Pronunciation: /ˈbiɡhôrn
(in full American bighorn sheep)


A stocky brown North American wild sheep, found especially in the Rocky Mountains. Also called mountain sheep.
  • Ovis canadensis, family Bovidae
More example sentences
  • Wild populations of bighorn mountain sheep are carefully managed in North America for hunters who want a chance to shoot a ram with a trophy set of horns.
  • See wildlife such as bison, elk, mountain goats and bighorn sheep.
  • You will see playful herds of antelope, moose and elk, bighorn sheep and bounding deer along with a plethora of smaller creatures carrying on their daily tasks unimpeded.

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