Adjective "ovine" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or resembling sheep.
  1. 'He could picture each of their ovine faces, and he was torn.'
  2. 'Continuing with this same train of logic, ‘sheep’ should be plural, but an individual ovine creature ought really to be called a ‘shoop’.'
  3. 'Paul's with Abbie and an ovine friend in search of fossils.'


1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or like sheep.

More examples(as adjective)

"meats can be ovine."


Early 19th century: from late Latin ovinus, from Latin ovis ‘sheep’.