Origin of aoudadFrench from Moorish audad
a wild N African sheep (Ammotragus lervia) with large curved horns and a heavy growth of hair from the throat to the knees; Barbary sheep
A wild sheep (Ammotragus lervia) native to northern Africa and naturalized in the southwestern United States, having long, curved horns and long hair on the neck and chest. Also called Barbary sheep .
Origin of aoudadFrench from Berber audad
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- UDAD, Aoudad or Audad, the Moorish name of the Barbary sheep, or arui, Ovis (Ammotragus) lervia, the only wild sheep found in Africa, where it inhabits all the mountain ranges of the north, descending to the eastward far into the heart of the Sudan.