- a wild sheep, Ammotragus lervia, of northern Africa, having a long fringe of hair on the throat, chest, and forelegs.
Origin of aoudad
1860–65; < French < Berber, equivalent to a- masculine singular prefix + udad ram
Also called Barbary sheep.
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Examples from the Web for aoudad
This is the Aoudad, which dwells in the mountains of Barbary.
The horns of the Aoudad are about two feet in length, and are of considerable diameter.
The Aoudad is wonderfully active, and even the young ones bound to an astonishing height.
The Aoudad was formerly plentiful in Egypt, and even now is found along the Atlas mountain-range.
More generally the aoudad reposes on some shelf of rock, where it matches the color of the stone, and is almost invisible.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History
- a wild mountain sheep, Ammotragus lervia, of N Africa, having horns curved in a semicircle and long hair covering the neck and forelegsAlso called: Barbary sheep
from French, from Berber audad
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