sheep

(redirected from sheepish)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

sheep

(shēp)
n. pl. sheep
a. A domesticated ruminant mammal (Ovis aries) having a thick coat, raised in many breeds for its wool, edible flesh, or hide.
b. Any of various wild ruminant mammals related to and resembling the domestic sheep, such as the aoudad, bighorn sheep, and mouflon.
c. Leather made from the skin of one of these animals.
Occupational medicine A cloven-hoofed barnyard beast raised for wool and meat
Sheep-related infections Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, Chlamydia trachomatis, cryptosporidiosis, European tick-borne encephalitis, Francisella tularensis, giardiasis, leptospirosis, louping ill, orf, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Yersinia enterocolitica
Vox populi A person or group of people who blindly follow another’s lead

sheep

Occupational medicine A cloven-hoofed barnyard beast raised for wool and meat Sheep-related infections Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, Chlamydia trachomatis, cryptosporidiosis, European tick-borne encephalitis, Francisella tularensis, giardiasis, leptospirosis, orf, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Yersinia enterocolitica. See Dolly.

sheep

member of the species Ovis aries. They are classified into several types including merino, shortwool meat breeds, longwool, carpetwool, fat-tail, wool-shedding, Karakul. All domesticated types are characterized by a wool fleece.

Bighorn sheep
carpetwool sheep
includes blackfaced mountain, carpetmaster, drysdale, elliottdale and tukidale.
Dall sheep
sheep dog
sheep dip
see dip.
dual-purpose sheep
breeds generated to provide meat and wool. Include charollaise, corriedale, cormo, dormer, gromark, perendale, polwarth, zenith.
easy-care sheep
fat-tailed sheep
sheep-goat hybrid
mating and fertilization can be achieved but the fetus dies early or is aborted.
heafed sheep
sheep such as Herdwicks and Swaledales in the UK that graze the same area of unfenced hill area without shepherding, year after year, and teach this behavior to their lambs. Also called hefted sheep.
sheep itch mite
see psorergatesovis.
sheep ked
see melophagusovinus.
sheep loco
astragalusnothoxys.
sheep measles
see ovine cysticercosis.
meat sheep
includes English Longwool breeds (see under wool sheep below) and shortwool or Downs sheep, e.g. southdown, suffolk, hampshire, oxford down, dorset horn, poll dorset, ryeland, shropshire and charollaise, cheviot, clun forest, colbred, columbia, coopworth, dormer, dorper, many indigenous fat-tailed and fat-rumped breeds, finnish-landrace, north ronaldsay, wensleydale.
sheep nasal bot
oestrusovis.
sheep pox
sheep-scab
sheep sorrel
rumexacetosella.
sheep tick
sheep ked. See melophagusovinus.
wool sheep
includes australian merino (including a wide range of strains and types especially booroola and comeback), cormo, corriedale, polwarth, sharlea, american rambouillet and English Longwools such as lincoln, leicester, border leicester, cheviot, coopworth, romney marsh.
References in periodicals archive ?
Dave Wight is not quite certain where he fits into in the realm of the business domain, but he is far from being sheepish about his product, which nabbed the attention of southern Ontarians and Americans alike.
Warren (Tom McCamus) is a shy, sheepish office worker who is accused by his co-worker Trina (Martha Burns) of spying on her.
OK, this is the same organization that gave the nod to Milli Vanilli, only to look sheepish when it came out that these knuckleheads didn't sing on their own album.
Lawyers are the most sheepish about what they do for a job with 42 per cent admitting they don't always tell the truth about what they do for a living at parties.
My pals looked sheepish, and acknowledged going too far.
Then, suffering from exposure and bad conscience, the sheepish Democrats do their best to grow real fangs and claws.
Rosenblum also tries to give Ramos' motives a feminist spin, as if they critiqued their own use of the female body--but his hands are a bit slow, his smoke easy to see through, his sheepish justifications only making the holes in his argument larger.
GiGi," directed by Mark Dippe, is about a sheepish guy who improves his social skills through the aid of a mysterious phone with an alluring female voice.
With her sheepish ex scuttling With her sheepish ex scuttling off to London, it's understandable off to London, it's understandable that Maria should launch a tirade that Maria should launch a tirade of abuse at the odious Todd of abuse at the odious Todd Grimshaw in front of Tyrone, Grimshaw in front of Tyrone, Jason and Sean for causing Jason and Sean for causing her so much heartache.
Sheepish A clearly embarrassed Defoe, of Livingston, West Lothian, who is in his 40s, refused to answer questions about the incident.
NATIVITY STARS: Mary and Joseph Leah Whitfield and Oliver Kirkpatrick, above, and right, Hoity Toity Angel Lily Taylor; GREAT PERFORMANCE: Some of the cast look sheepish, above, and the angels gather around, below; Pictures by IAN McINTYRE
I don't think there were many without a bollicking and they are all very sheepish just now because they have let the supporters down'