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ovine

Anything ovine has to do with sheep — this is a sheep-specific word. Baa!

Just as canine describes dog-like things and bovine describes cow-like things, ovine is used to describe specifically sheep-like things. A poodle with hair that resembles a sheep is kind of ovine. Someone who shears sheep gives ovine haircuts. A scientist who studies sheep knows more ovine facts than anyone else, except maybe a farmer with a lot of ovine critters on the farm.

Definitions of ovine
  1. adjective
    of or pertaining to or of the nature of or characteristic of a sheep or sheep
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