musk ox

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English[edit]

A musk ox.

Etymology[edit]

So called because of the strong odour, or musk, emitted by the males during the rutting season.

Noun[edit]

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musk ox (plural musk oxen)

  1. An Arctic mammal, Ovibos moschatus of the Caprinae subfamily of the family Bovidae, having a thick coat and long curved horns.

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