Definition of mouflon in English:

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mouflon

Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞oflän/
(also moufflon)

noun

A small wild sheep with chestnut-brown wool, found in mountainous country from Iran to Asia Minor. It is the ancestor of the domestic sheep.
  • Ovis orientalis, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • Hunters, in organised groups of three to four people, will be allowed to shoot mouflons, wild boars, roes, red deer and fallow deer at Christmas.
  • They include several mouflons as well as the American bighorn or mountain sheep, O. canadensis.
  • Following the introduction and spread of pigs, mouflon sheep, and other alien ungulates, however, it suffered a severe decline.

Origin

Late 18th century: from French, from Italian muflone.

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Syllabification: mouf·lon

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