[ ah-oo-dad ]
/ ˈɑ ʊˌdæd /


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for aoudad


/ (ˈɑːʊˌdæd) /


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

Word Origin for aoudad

from French, from Berber audad
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