- a wild sheep, Ovis musimon, inhabiting the mountainous regions of Sardinia and Corsica, the male of which has large curving horns.
Origin of mouflon
1765–75; < French < Italian muflone, orig. dial.; compare Corsican muffolo, Sardinian murone, Late Latin mufrō, stem mufrōn-, presumably < a pre-L substratal language
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Examples from the Web for mouflon
What holds good for the buffalo does so also for the mouflon or wild sheep.Evolution, Old & New
When alarmed, the mouflon dash into this cover and are safe.
There's a desert island in the gean with mouflon that nobody ever succeeds in getting.The Vanity Girl
These came from Sardinia, where he had been after Mouflon—he had seen the birds, but was too soon for eggs.Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O.
The Corsican bandit, like the mouflon of the same island, is nearly extinct.
- a wild short-fleeced mountain sheep, Ovis musimon, of Corsica and Sardinia
C18: via French from Corsican mufrone, from Late Latin mufrō