genus Ovis

noun
sheep
Syn: ↑Ovis
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Bovidae, ↑family Bovidae
Member Meronyms:

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  • Ovis — This article refers to the sheep genus. For the species commonly referred to simply as sheep , see Domestic sheep. Sheep Bighorn Sheep Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Ovis — noun sheep • Syn: ↑genus Ovis • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Bovidae, ↑family Bovidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ovis poli — noun Asiatic wild sheep with exceptionally large horns; sometimes considered a variety of the argali (or Ovis ammon) • Syn: ↑Marco Polo sheep, ↑Marco Polo s sheep • Hypernyms: ↑wild sheep • Member Holonyms: ↑Ovis, ↑genus Ovis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ovis aries — Sheep Sheep, n. sing. & pl. [OE. shep, scheep, AS. sc?p, sce[ a]p; akin to OFries. sk?p, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. sc[=a]f, Skr. ch[=a]ga. [root]295. Cf. {Sheepherd}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ovis ammon — noun wild sheep of semidesert regions in central Asia • Syn: ↑argali, ↑argal • Hypernyms: ↑wild sheep • Member Holonyms: ↑Ovis, ↑genus Ovis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ovis aries — noun any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin • Syn: ↑domestic sheep • Hypernyms: ↑sheep • Hyponyms: ↑Cotswold, ↑Hampshire, ↑Hampshire down, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ovis canadensis — noun wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns • Syn: ↑bighorn, ↑bighorn sheep, ↑cimarron, ↑Rocky Mountain bighorn, ↑Rocky Mountain sheep • Hypernyms: ↑mountain sheep …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ovis montana dalli — noun large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and Alaska • Syn: ↑Dall sheep, ↑Dall s sheep, ↑white sheep • Hypernyms: ↑wild sheep • Member Holonyms: ↑Ovis, ↑genus Ovis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ovis musimon — noun wild mountain sheep of Corsica and Sardinia • Syn: ↑mouflon, ↑moufflon • Hypernyms: ↑mountain sheep • Member Holonyms: ↑Ovis, ↑genus Ovis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ovis vignei — noun bearded reddish sheep of southern Asia • Syn: ↑urial • Hypernyms: ↑wild sheep • Member Holonyms: ↑Ovis, ↑genus Ovis …   Useful english dictionary

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