aoudad

[ ah-oo-dad ]
/ ˈɑ ʊˌdæd /
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noun

a wild sheep, Ammotragus lervia, of northern Africa, having a long fringe of hair on the throat, chest, and forelegs.

Nearby words

  1. aortorrhaphy,
  2. aortosclerosis,
  3. aortotomy,
  4. aosta,
  5. aotearoa,
  6. aouita,
  7. ap,
  8. ap star,
  9. ap-,
  10. ap.

Origin of aoudad

1860–65; < French < Berber, equivalent to a- masculine singular prefix + udad ram

Also called Barbary sheep.

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British Dictionary definitions for aoudad

aoudad

/ (ˈɑːʊˌdæd) /

noun

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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