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mouflon

or mouf·flon

[ moof-lon ]
/ ˈmuf lɒn /
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noun

a wild sheep, Ovis musimon, inhabiting the mountainous regions of Sardinia and Corsica, the male of which has large curving horns.

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Origin of mouflon

First recorded in 1765–75; from French, from Italian muflone, originally dialectal; compare Corsican muffolo, Sardinian murone, Late Latin mufrō, stem mufrōn-, presumably from a pre-Latin substratal language
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British Dictionary definitions for mouflon

mouflon

moufflon

/ (ˈmuːflɒn) /

noun

a wild short-fleeced mountain sheep, Ovis musimon, of Corsica and Sardinia
C18: via French from Corsican mufrone, from Late Latin mufrō
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