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musk oxor musk·ox (mŭsk′ŏks′)
n. pl. musk oxen or musk·ox·en (mŭsk′ŏk′sən)
A large oxlike bovid (Ovibos moschatus) native to the tundra of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland, having sharp horns that curve downward and a long, shaggy dark brown coat and emitting a musky odor.
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(Animals) 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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|Noun||1.||musk ox - large shaggy-coated bovid mammal of Canada and Greenland; intermediate in size and anatomy between an ox and a sheep|
bovid - hollow-horned ruminants
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