Argali



a wild sheep, Ovis ammon, of Asia, having long, curved horns that typically form an open, outwardly extended spiral: rare or endangered.
Historical Examples

argali, r′ga-li, n. the great wild sheep of Siberia and Central Asia.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

The argali ranges over the steppes, or inland plains of Central Asia, northward and eastward to the ocean.
Sheep, Swine, and Poultry Robert Jennings

But all hearts were gladdened by the welcome sight of some argali, or Siberian sheep, on the slope of a hill.
The International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 7 Various

Naturalists have named them ‘argali,’ from their resemblance to the argali (Ovis ammon), or wild sheep of Europe.
The Boy Hunters Captain Mayne Reid

The bows that are chiefly prized, are made of the argali’s horn, flat pieces of which are cemented together with glue.
Travels in North America, From Modern Writers William Bingley

It may possibly be the same animal that our zoologists have described by the name of argali.
An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

There are several local races of argali, among which O. ammon hodgsoni of Ladak and Tibet is one of the best known.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5 Various

It is called by some the argali, by others the ibex, though differing from both of these animals.
Astoria Washington Irving

Siberia has an argali, that appears altogether to differ from the argali of the Himalayas.
Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found Mayne Reid

Indeed, to say that our common sheep sprung from the argali seems a very absurd theory.
The Boy Hunters Captain Mayne Reid

noun (pl) -gali, -gals
a wild sheep, Ovis ammon, inhabiting semidesert regions in central Asia: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla. It is the largest of the sheep, having massive horns in the male, which may almost form a circle

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