from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large, stocky, oxlike bovid (Ovibos moschatus) native to the coastal regions of northern Canada and Greenland, having broad flat horns with curved tips and a long, shaggy, brown or black coat and emitting a musky odor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of musk ox.


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