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Term Type

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Preferred Term

sheep

Details

Refers to members of the genus containing 5 or more species of ruminant (cud-chewing) mammals, including domestic sheep. Sheep are typically distinguished from goats by being stockier, having horns that more divergent in form, having scent glands in its face and hind feet, and the males lack the beards of goats. In all wild species of sheep, the outer coat is hair overlaying a short undercoat of fine wool; the fine wool has been developed into the fleece of domesticated sheep.

Variations

Ovis

ovine

ovines

Broader Term

bovine

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