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mouflon

[moof-lon] /ˈmuf lɒn/
noun
1.
a wild sheep, Ovis musimon, inhabiting the mountainous regions of Sardinia and Corsica, the male of which has large curving horns.
Also, moufflon.
Origin of mouflon
1765-1775
1765-75; < French < Italian muflone, orig. dial.; compare Corsican muffolo, Sardinian murone, Late Latin mufrō, stem mufrōn-, presumably < a pre-L substratal language
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mouflon

/ˈmuːflɒn/
noun
1.
a wild short-fleeced mountain sheep, Ovis musimon, of Corsica and Sardinia
Word Origin
C18: via French from Corsican mufrone, from Late Latin mufrō
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