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  • IPA(key): /ˈoʊvaɪn/
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ovine (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, resembling, or being a sheep.
    • 1992, Colin Tudge, Last Animals at the Zoo: How Mass Extinction Can be Stopped, page 175
      Thus, in general, cattle sperm are reasonably robust, but sheep much less so. Antelope, evolutionarily speaking, are somewhere between cattle and sheep: some are cattle-like, and some are more ovine.
  2. Specifically, resembling a sheep in character; passive, of low intelligence and acquiescent.

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  • (of or relating to sheep): sheeplike, sheepy
  • (resembling a sheep in character):

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ovine (plural ovines)

  1. A sheep.

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ovine

  1. feminine singular of ovin

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ovine

  1. Feminine plural of adjective ovino.

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ovīne

  1. vocative masculine singular of ovīnus