Definition of mouflon in English:


Syllabification: mouf·lon
Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞ofˌlôN
(also moufflon)


  • 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
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    • 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.


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

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