urial [oo r-ee-uh l] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a wild, bearded sheep, Ovis vignei, of southern Asia, having a reddish coat.

Origin of urial First recorded in 1885–90, urial is from the Punjabi word hureāl Examples from the Web for urial Historical Examples of urial

  • I now began gradually to pick up strength, and when near Astor I got a urial, a kind of wild sheep.

    Hunting in Many Lands


  • The urial and the shapu are kindred species of wild sheep (Ovis vignei), found respectively in Ladakh and the Suleiman range.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4


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