or musk ox

noun, plural musk·ox·en [muhsk-ok-suh n] /ˈmʌskˌɒk sən/.
  1. 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.

Origin of muskox

1735–45; musk + ox, so called from its odor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for muskox

Historical Examples of muskox

  • 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

  • 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