pl. -·lons· or -·lon·
- a wild sheep (Ovis musimon) native to the mountainous regions of Corsica and Sardinia: the male has large, curving horns
- a similar, Asian sheep (O. orientalis)
- the wool of these sheep
Origin of mouflonFrench mouflon ; from Italian dialect, dialectal muffolo, for muffione ; from Late Latin dialect, dialectal mufro, akin to Classical Latin musimo, wild sheep ; from a pre-L western Mediterranean native term
nounpl. mouflon or mou·flons also moufflon or mouf·flons
A small wild sheep (Ovis orientalis syn. O. gmelini) native to southwestern Asia and islands of the Mediterranean, having a brown coat and, in the male, a white patch on the back and curved horns.
Origin of mouflonFrench, alteration of Italian dialectal muvrone, from Late Latin mufr&omacron;, mufr&omacron;n-.