Definition of mountain sheep in US English:

mountain sheep


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    another term for bighorn
    • ‘Men hunted deer, mountain sheep, and antelope.’
    • ‘The back country is filled with wild moose, caribou, bears, mountain sheep, and copious amounts of other wildlife that chose to reveal itself.’
    • ‘Subsistence food for the Inuit of Alaska included whale meat, caribou, moose, walrus, seal, fish, fowl, mountain sheep, bear, hares, squirrels, and foxes.’
    • ‘In addition to buffalo, men hunted larger game, such as deer, moose, mountain sheep, antelope, and elk.’
    • ‘Wild populations of bighorn mountain sheep are carefully managed in North America for hunters who want a chance to shoot a ram with a trophy set of horns.’
    • ‘In addition to bison remains, bones of mountain sheep, deer, marmot, and cotton-tail rabbit illustrate the diversity of species exploited by groups within this tradition.’
    • ‘This summer, my wife and I were lucky enough to spend a wonderful 10 days in a remote part of British Columbia - an area where grizzly and black bears, mountain sheep, wolves and moose are plentiful and still range freely.’
    • ‘Three men hunting mountain sheep found more than they were looking for when they found the remains of a 500-year-old man.’
    • ‘They include several mouflons as well as the American bighorn or mountain sheep.’
    • ‘They also used bows and arrows to hunt elk, deer, and mountain sheep, although hunting was often difficult on the hot, open plateaus of their homeland.’
    • ‘The next day, we grabbed a quick breakfast, a close-up look at some deer hanging around the townsite (we had seen a mountain sheep the day before) and headed off on a boat tour down the lake.’
    • ‘To simply hope that the predator-prey relationship will reach some sort of equilibrium without intervention is to sentence these mountain sheep to extinction.’
    1. 1.1 Any sheep that lives on mountains.
      • ‘The picture was of a lovely Connemara seaside scene with a few mountain sheep crossing a home-made bridge near Camus.’
      • ‘Welsh mountain sheep do not care who you are or where you are going, or how close you are to them.’
      • ‘The East is the nesting place of the eagle and hawk, but also the home of mountain sheep and African cheetahs.’
      • ‘Located in the Cloonacool area of Co. Sligo, an area well renowned for its mountain sheep, the land was offered in 5 different lots.’
      • ‘Horns from the Ibex, an indigenous mountain sheep, decorate shrines, indicating the animism which was once a religious influence.’
      • ‘This substitution probably took place around the time flannel began being made from the wool of mountain sheep, which became an important local cottage industry in the late 16th century.’
      • ‘In the terraced fields, young boys tended flocks of goats and mountain sheep whilst women tilled the stony ground by hand.’
      • ‘The moufflons are the mountain sheep of Europe and two of their lambs are the latest attraction at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur.’
      • ‘All the flocks, dairy farms and mountain sheep enclosures were taken from private owners.’
      • ‘He continues to teach and conduct research on elk and mountain sheep.’