Mouflon definition

mo͝oflŏn
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.
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The wool of these sheep.
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A wild sheep (Ovis musimon) native to the mountainous regions of Corsica and Sardinia: the male has large, curving horns.
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A similar, Asian sheep (O. orientalis)
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A species of wild sheep, Ovis aries musimon, endemic to Sardinia and Corsica. [From 1765-75.]
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of mouflon - muflon, musimon, moufflon

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mouflon
Plural:
mouflons

Origin of mouflon

  • French alteration of Italian dialectal muvrone from Late Latin mufrō mufrōn-

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French mouflon, from Italian muflone, from Late Latin mufrō (“wild sheep"), related to Latin musimo (“wild sheep"), both probably of pre-Latin origin. From 1765-75.

    From Wiktionary