mouflon

or mouf·flon

[ moof-lon ]
/ ˈmuf lɒn /

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

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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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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