Definition of urial in English:



  • A wild sheep with long legs and relatively small horns, native to central Asia.

    Ovis vignei, family Bovidae

    • ‘The numbers of Afghan urial in our area are increasing and the trophy quality is high.’
    • ‘It was expected that competition for food and habitat would result in the urial suffering on both counts.’
    • ‘In 1986, Society of Torghar Environmental Protection started the first controlled hunting of Afghan urial and Suleman markhor.’
    • ‘This urial, the most beautiful of the Urial sheep, is represented in a great number in Turkmenistan.’
    • ‘The locations of both urial and livestock were plotted on a map of the area.’


Mid 19th century: from Punjabi ūrīal.