Definition of Bighorn

1. Noun. A river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana.

Exact synonyms: Bighorn River
Group relationships: Montana, Mt, Treasure State, Equality State, Wy, Wyoming
Generic synonyms: River



2. Noun. Wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns.

Definition of Bighorn

1. n. The Rocky Mountain sheep (Ovis or Caprovis montana).

Definition of Bighorn

1. Noun. Either of two North American species of sheep, ''Ovis canadensis'' and ''Ovis dalli'', having large, curving horns ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bighorn

1. a wild sheep [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bighorn

1. The Rocky Mountain sheep (Ovis or Caprovis montana). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Bighorn

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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1912)
"62 Gravel Beds 63 Date of the Eocene Deformation in the bighorn Basin 63 Date of Dissection of the Basin Deposits 64 Résumé 64 INTRODUCTION. ..."

2. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"(1992) estimated seasonal forage availability and quality for bighorn sheep. ... (1992) concluded that habitat management for bighorn sheep in PRW should ..."

3. Our Country: West (1897)
"Though the bighorn Canon is located within sixty miles of Fort Custer, in Montana, where I am writing, I can find no one who has ever been through it. ..."

4. Results of Primary Triangulation and Primary Traverse: Fiscal Year 1904-05 by Samuel Stinson Gannett (1905)
"bighorn and Fremont counties 231 Kirwin and other quadrangles 231 ... bighorn County 233 bighorn, bighorn County 233 Black Mountain, bighorn County 234 ..."

5. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"Billy is as awkward-looking as he moves about as bighorn is graceful, but he will go where even bighorn will hesitate to follow. ..."

6. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville by Washington Irving (1886)
"ON the 25th of July Captain Bonneville struck his tents, and set out on his route for the bighorn, at the head of a party of fifty-six men, including those ..."

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