musk ox
noun Date: 1744 a heavyset shaggy-coated wild ox (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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  • musk ox — n. a hardy ox (Ovibos moschatus) of arctic America and Greenland, with a long, coarse, hairy coat, large, curved horns, and a musklike odor * * * Arctic ruminant (bovid species Ovibos moschatus) with a musky odour, large head, and small ears. The …   Universalium

  • Musk ox — Musk Musk (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See {Mouse}, and cd. {Abelmosk}, {Muscadel}, {Muscovy duck}, {Nutmeg}.] 1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musk ox — Ox Ox ([o^]ks), n.; pl. {Oxen}. [AS. oxa; akin to D. os. G. ochs, ochse, OHG. ohso, Icel. oxi, Sw. & Dan. oxe, Goth. a[ u]hsa, Skr. ukshan ox, bull; cf. Skr. uksh to sprinkle. [root]214. Cf. {Humid}, {Aurochs}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The male of bovine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musk ox — plural musk oxen n a large animal with long brown or black hair and curved horns, which lives in northern Canada and Greenland …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • musk ox — n. a hardy ox (Ovibos moschatus) of arctic America and Greenland, with a long, coarse, hairy coat, large, curved horns, and a musklike odor …   English World dictionary

  • musk ox — ► NOUN ▪ a large heavily built goat antelope with a thick shaggy coat, native to the tundra of North America and Greenland …   English terms dictionary

  • musk ox — noun large shaggy coated bovid mammal of Canada and Greenland; intermediate in size and anatomy between an ox and a sheep • Syn: ↑musk sheep, ↑Ovibos moschatus • Hypernyms: ↑bovid • Member Holonyms: ↑Ovibos, ↑genus Ovibos …   Useful english dictionary

  • musk-ox — avijautis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ovibos moschatus angl. musk sheep; musk ox vok. Bisamochs; Bisamochse; Moschusochs; Moschusochse; Schafochs; östlicher Moschusochse rus. мускусный бык;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • musk ox — /ˈmʌsk ɒks/ (say musk oks) noun a bovine ruminant, Ovibos moschatus, between the ox and the sheep in size and anatomy, and having a musky smell, native to arctic America and Greenland …   Australian English dictionary

  • musk-ox — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural musk oxen) : a heavy set bovid mammal (Ovibos moschatus) circumpolar in distribution during the Pleistocene period but now confined to Greenland and the barren northern lands of No. America, being between the sheep and the …   Useful english dictionary

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