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muskox

[muhsk-oks] /ˈmʌskˌɒks/
noun, plural muskoxen
[muhsk-ok-suh n] /ˈmʌskˌɒk sən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a bovine ruminant, Ovibos moschatus, of arctic regions of North America and Greenland, that is between an ox and a sheep in size and anatomy.
Also, musk ox.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; musk + ox, so called from its odor
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