Definition of Dall sheep in English:

Dall sheep

(also Dall's sheep)

noun

  • A wild North American sheep found in mountainous country from Alaska to British Columbia.

    • ‘Then there's the scenery - the mountains, the Dall sheep on the hillsides, the pods of Beluga whales passing by - where else can you find that?’
    • ‘Crossing the Continental Divide in midnight sunlight, we will encounter grizzlies, wolves, Dall sheep, caribou, musk oxen, and an astonishing variety of Arctic birds.’
    • ‘Polar and grizzly bear, caribou, musk ox, Dall sheep, wolf, arctic fox, and more than 100 species of migratory birds use the land.’
    • ‘Do you think you could successfully hunt Dall sheep in Alaska's most unforgiving country with a classic American hunting rifle?’
    • ‘Here, just 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle, grizzly bears meander along the roads, caribou feed with calves in tow, and mountain goats and Dall sheep cling to high outcroppings.’

Origin

Early 20th century: named after William H. Dall (1845–1927), American naturalist.

Pronunciation

Dall sheep

/ˈdôl ˌSHēp/