musk ox

noun

Definition of musk ox

  1. :  a heavyset, shaggy-coated, bovid mammal (Ovibos moschatus) of tundra regions of Greenland, Canada, and Alaska with the males producing a strong musky odor from glands beneath the eyes

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1744

First Known Use of musk ox

1744


MUSK OX Defined for Kids

musk ox

noun

Definition of musk ox for Students

  1. :  a shaggy animal like an ox found in Greenland and northern North America

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