羊 means 'sheep'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 123    Frequency: 1720   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-30    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 32 words   Used in 94 words   Used in 112 names   Component in 55 kanji (10 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ひつじ sheep
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 羊 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 羊 is used 58 times, read 2 ways.
ヨウ : 44 words FIND ALL
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ひつじ : 14 words FIND ALL
sheep (Ovis aries)
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An additional 美 less common words include 羊 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 426 (originally: 986)  Joy o' Kanji : 986  Key to Kanji: 1040 

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ヨウ   ひつじ sheep   
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