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  • n. An arctic mammal, Ovibos moschatus of the Caprinae family, having a thick coat and long curved horns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an Arctic hollow-horned ruminant (Ovibos moschatus), now existing only in America, but found fossil in Europe and Asia. It is covered with a thick coat of fine yellowish wool, and with long dark hair, which is abundant and shaggy on the neck and shoulders. The full-grown male weighs over four hundred pounds.
  • n. See under Musk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large shaggy-coated bovid mammal of Canada and Greenland; intermediate in size and anatomy between an ox and a sheep


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  • An archaic term (I think) is musk-bull.

    August 25, 2008