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.

Nearby words

  1. mouch,
  2. mouchette,
  3. mouchoir,
  4. moue,
  5. moues,
  6. mought,
  7. mouillé,
  8. moujik,
  9. moulage,
  10. mould

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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British Dictionary definitions for mouflon

mouflon

moufflon

/ (ˈmuːflɒn) /

noun

a wild short-fleeced mountain sheep, Ovis musimon, of Corsica and Sardinia

Word Origin for mouflon

C18: via French from Corsican mufrone, from Late Latin mufrō

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