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Rocky Mountain sheep

noun



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Word History and Origins

Origin of Rocky Mountain sheep1

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95
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Example Sentences

One of the most graceful animals the children of the west have ever seen is the bighorn, or Rocky Mountain sheep.

Horns of the Rocky Mountain sheep were used for digging-stick handles.

Their fitness for grazing is best exemplified by their abounding in the famous Rocky Mountain sheep.

And first, as to perhaps the shyest, the Rocky Mountain sheep.

The lofty rocks are the natural home of the celebrated Rocky Mountain sheep, or bighorn.

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