muskox

or musk ox

[ muhsk-oks ]
/ ˈmʌskˌɒks /

noun, plural musk·ox·en [muhsk-ok-suh n] /ˈmʌskˌɒk sən/.

a bovine ruminant, Ovibos moschatus, of arctic regions of North America and Greenland, that is between an ox and a sheep in size and anatomy.

Nearby words

  1. muskmelon,
  2. muskoegan,
  3. muskogean,
  4. muskogee,
  5. muskone,
  6. muskrat,
  7. musky,
  8. muslem,
  9. muslim,
  10. muslim brotherhood

Origin of muskox

1735–45; musk + ox, so called from its odor

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British Dictionary definitions for musk ox

musk ox

noun

a large bovid mammal, Ovibos moschatus, which has a dark shaggy coat, short legs, and widely spaced downward-curving horns and emits a musky smell: now confined to the tundras of Canada and Greenland
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