moufflon

mouflon

[moof-lon]
noun
a wild sheep, Ovis musimon, inhabiting the mountainous regions of Sardinia and Corsica, the male of which has large curving horns.
Also, moufflon.


Origin:
1765–75; < French < Italian muflone, orig. dial.; compare Corsican muffolo, Sardinian murone, Late Latin mufrō, stem mufrōn-, presumably < a pre-L substratal language

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To moufflon
Collins
World English Dictionary
mouflon or moufflon (ˈmuːflɒn)
 
n
a wild short-fleeced mountain sheep, Ovis musimon, of Corsica and Sardinia
 
[C18: via French from Corsican mufrone, from Late Latin mufrō]
 
moufflon or moufflon
 
n
 
[C18: via French from Corsican mufrone, from Late Latin mufrō]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;