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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A wild sheep with large, curving horns, found living in the Rocky Mountains.

Usage examples (40)
  • The bighorn is a heavy, grayish brown animal; the male has heavy, curling horns, while the female has short, straight spikes.
  • Other large mammals, such as bighorn sheep and mule deer, seek shady spots during the day and remain inactive.
  • Huge horn bases, much larger than any bighorn alive now.
  • : Only when trapping antelope, deer, elk or bighorn sheep. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "bighorn" (kind of sheep) has a "big horn" (horn that is large).
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