from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large oxlike bovid (Ovibos moschatus) native to the tundra of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland, having sharp horns that curve downward and a long, shaggy dark brown coat and emitting a musky odor.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of musk ox.


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  • * muskoxen have been described as "heavy metal bison" due to their 80s style manes.

    * although never corroborated by independent observation, Omar the bushpilot insists that the most efficient way to search for soapstone in the arctic is to mount and ride a muskox.

    * a soft pillow can be made from muskox hair.

    December 19, 2006

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