muskox


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musk′ox`

or musk′ ox`,



n., pl. -ox•en.
a large bovid, Ovibos moschatus, of arctic regions of North America and Greenland, with shaggy fur and horns that curve downward.
[1735–45; so called from its odor]
Translations
bœuf musqué
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I was going to shoot a muskox in honor of my friend, and I was going to do it with that arrow.
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