French alteration of Italian dialectal muvronefrom Late Latin mufrōmufrōn-
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Frenchmouflon, from Italianmuflone, from Late Latin mufrō (“wild sheep"), related to Latinmusimo (“wild sheep"), both probably of pre-Latin origin. From 1765-75.
Mouflon Sentence Examples
The Carnivora include bears, wolverines, wolves, raccoons, foxes, sables, martens, skunks, kolinskis, fitch, fishers, ermines, cats, sea otters, fur seals, hair seals, lions, tigers, leopards, lynxes, jackals, &c. The Rodentia include beavers, nutrias, musk-rats or musquash, marmots, hamsters, chinchillas, hares, rabbits, squirrels, &c. The Ungulata include Persian, Astrachan, Crimean, Chinese and Tibet lambs, mouflon, guanaco, goats, ponies, &c. The Marsupialia include opossums, wallabies and kangaroos.
The Mongolian goat has a very soft silk underwool, and after the long top hair is removed it is dressed and imported and erroneously named mouflon.
Many Mongolian goats with the long hairs pulled out are sold as mouflon.
The ibex is found in the Sinaitic peninsula and the hills between the Nile and the Red Sea, and the mouflon, or maned sheep, is occasionally seen in the same regions.