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bighorn (n.)

"Rocky Mountain sheep," 1805, American English, from big + horn (n.).

updated on May 26, 2017

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Definitions of bighorn from WordNet
1
bighorn (n.)
wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns;
Synonyms: bighorn sheep / cimarron / Rocky Mountain bighorn / Rocky Mountain sheep / Ovis canadensis
2
Bighorn (n.)
a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana;
Synonyms: Bighorn River
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