A female sheep. Ewes are mentioned in, e.g., Gen 32:14, where Jacob presents Esau with two hundred ewes, and Lev 22:28, where it is forbidden to kill a ewe on the same day that her lamb is killed.

Gen 32:14

14two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,

Lev 22:28

28But you shall not slaughter, from the herd or the flock, an animal with its young on the same day.

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