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bighorn

[ big-hawrn ]
/ ˈbɪgˌhɔrn /
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noun, plural big·horns, (especially collectively) big·horn.
a wild sheep, Ovis canadensis, of the Rocky Mountains, with large, curving horns.
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Origin of bighorn

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; big1 + horn

Other definitions for bighorn (2 of 2)

Bighorn
[ big-hawrn ]
/ ˈbɪgˌhɔrn /

noun
a river flowing from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in S Montana. 336 miles (540 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for bighorn

bighorn
/ (ˈbɪɡˌhɔːn) /

noun plural -horns or -horn
a large wild sheep, Ovis canadensis, inhabiting mountainous regions in North America and NE Asia: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla . The male has massive curved horns, and the species is well adapted for climbing and leaping
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