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.

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Origin of muskox

1735–45; musk + ox, so called from its odor
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Example sentences from the Web for muskox

  • He never gets frostbitten toes 'though in snow and ice he plays; Now being a Muskox can't be bad in the long, cold winter days!

    Animal Children|Edith Brown Kirkwood
  • Allong this trip so near the sea we saw hundreds of seals, and walrus and killed a Muskox the most rare animal in the world.

    Black Beaver|James Campbell Lewis