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[ahr-guh-lee] /ˈɑr gə li/
noun, plural argali.
a wild sheep, Ovis ammon, of Asia, having long, curved horns that typically form an open, outwardly extended spiral: rare or endangered.
Also, argal.
Origin of argali
1770-80; < Mongolian: female mountain sheep Unabridged
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noun (pl) -gali, -gals
a wild sheep, Ovis ammon, inhabiting semidesert regions in central Asia: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla. It is the largest of the sheep, having massive horns in the male, which may almost form a circle
Word Origin
C18: from Mongolian
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