musk ox definition

  • noun:
    • An arctic mammal, Ovibos moschatus associated with the Caprinae family members, having a thick layer and lengthy curved horns.
    • an Arctic hollow-horned ruminant (Ovibos moschatus), now-existing only in the us, but discovered fossil in Europe and Asia. It really is covered with a thick coat of good yellowish wool, in accordance with long dark locks, which will be plentiful and shaggy in the throat and shoulders. The full-grown male weighs over four hundred pounds.
    • See under Musk.
    • big shaggy-coated bovid mammal of Canada and Greenland; advanced in size and anatomy between an ox and a sheep

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