Definition of Domestic sheep

1. Noun. Any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin.

Exact synonyms: Ovis Aries
Group relationships: Genus Ovis, Ovis
Generic synonyms: Sheep
Specialized synonyms: Cotswold, Hampshire, Hampshire Down, Lincoln, Exmoor, Cheviot, Broadtail, Caracul, Karakul, Longwool, Merino, Merino Sheep, Rambouillet
Terms within: Mouton, Mutton, Lamb

Definition of Domestic sheep

1. Noun. Ovis aries, domesticated sheep kept as livestock ¹

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Literary usage of Domestic sheep

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"INDEX то SHEEP ARTICLES Origin of domestic sheep Wool- and Mutton-Production 598 The Feeding of Sheep 600 Determining the Age of Sheep 603 Common Ailments ..."

2. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"The American people as a whole do not realize that the domestic sheep has driven ... The ranges over which domestic sheep pasture are denuded of forage and ..."

3. Explorations in Turkestan, Expedition of 1904: Prehistoric Civilizations of by Raphael Pumpelly (1908)
"domestic sheep. We now pass to the consideration of a series of horn-cores which are sharply distinguished, as I have already said, from those of the Ovis ..."

4. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1901)
"Crossing with domestic sheep.—Wild Mountain Sheep are said by reliable men to have frequently crossed with domestic sheep in their mountain homes, ..."

5. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1906)
"Our domestic sheep are supposed to have originated from a species of wild ... Stewart, on "domestic sheep," says that a shepherd of the time of Tiberius ..."

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