Pronounced: REK-uhn-dite (alt: rih-KON-dite), adj
Notes: The word is familiar to me (meaning I’ve read it more than once), but I couldn’t define it
The word ovine means “of, relating to, or resembling, sheep”
This word came into English in the late 1600s
Background / Comments
This word is ‘bovine’ with the ‘b’ missing. Bovine has to do with cattle instead of our word, which is has to do with sheep. This word comes from the Latin word ovis (sheep).