pertaining to, of the nature of, or like sheep.
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How to use ovine in a sentence
Never before in the course of a truly ovine life had Schmucke uttered such words as these.Cousin Pons | Honore de Balzac
If we townspeople see a flock of sheep, it presents to us the same ovine face—only with some difference between old and young.Norse Tales and Sketches | Alexander Lange Kielland
If it were necessary to use any interjection here, surely a loud ovine bah!
The "ovine expression" of this bovine animal is more pronounced in the female.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia | Frank Evers Beddard
Why say, the young sheep of God, if it was an ordinary animal of the mere ovine species that was intended?The Round Towers of Ireland | Henry O'Brien
British Dictionary definitions for ovine
of, relating to, or resembling a sheep
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Scientific definitions for ovine
Relating to or characteristic of sheep.
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