Definition of muskox in US English:


(also musk ox)


  • A large heavily built goat-antelope with a thick shaggy coat and large curved horns, native to the tundra of North America and Greenland.

    Ovibos moschatus, family Bovidae

    • ‘There are also some familiar faces, such as the musk ox, cougar and bison, that have survived the test of time.’
    • ‘We had seen whales, narwhals, polar bear, seals, walrus, musk ox, and countless other natural wonders.’
    • ‘In North America, bison, pronghorn, and musk ox have increased this past century.’
    • ‘One section of the river was named after the numerous musk ox grazing along its banks.’
    • ‘Wolves primarily hunt in packs for large prey such as moose, elk, bison, musk oxen, and reindeer.’