Definition of mountain sheep in English:

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mountain sheep


1 another term for bighorn.
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.
  • They include several mouflons as well as the American bighorn or mountain sheep.
  • In addition to bison remains, bones of mountain sheep, deer, marmot, and cotton-tail rabbit illustrate the diversity of species exploited by groups within this tradition.
1.1Any sheep that lives on mountains.
Example sentences
  • He continues to teach and conduct research on elk and mountain sheep.
  • Horns from the Ibex, an indigenous mountain sheep, decorate shrines, indicating the animism which was once a religious influence.
  • The East is the nesting place of the eagle and hawk, but also the home of mountain sheep and African cheetahs.
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