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mountain sheep

noun
1.
the bighorn.
2.
any of various wild sheep inhabiting mountains.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism
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  • My last experience in this line was while returning by moonlight from a successful hunt after mountain sheep.
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  • Ungulates such as moose, mountain sheep, and deer may visit transportation corridors for a variety of reasons.
  • However, this area is occupied by domestic sheep, and the mountain sheep are forced to exist in the remaining unsuitable range.
  • Native ungulates, in particular mountain sheep, are adversely affected by feeding activities.
  • Habitat of the mountain sheep, golden eagle and red-tailed hawk.
  • Human figures, spirals, and mountain sheep are also depicted.
  • Elk and mountain sheep browse on the foliage and twigs.
  • Hoofed browsers feed on the vegetable parts and fruits such as antelope, white tailed deer, and mountain sheep.
  • Population characteristics and habitat use by mountain sheep prior to a pneumonia die off.
British Dictionary definitions for mountain sheep

mountain sheep

noun
1.
another name for bighorn
2.
any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
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