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 for Musk ox
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ox \Ox\ ([o^]ks), n.; pl. Oxen. [AS. oxa; akin to D. os. G.
     ochs, ochse, OHG. ohso, Icel. oxi, Sw. & Dan. oxe, Goth.
     a['u]hsa, Skr. ukshan ox, bull; cf. Skr. uksh to sprinkle.
     [root]214. Cf. Humid, Aurochs.] (Zool.)
     The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal
     when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The
     word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of
     bovine animals, male and female.
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           All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field.
                                                    --Ps. viii. 7.
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     Note: The castrated male is called a steer until it attains
           its full growth, and then, an ox; but if castrated
           somewhat late in life, it is called a stag. The male,
           not castrated, is called a bull. These distinctions are
           well established in regard to domestic animals of this
           genus. When wild animals of this kind are spoken of, ox
           is often applied both to the male and the female. The
           name ox is never applied to the individual cow, or
           female, of the domestic kind. Oxen may comprehend both
           the male and the female.
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     Grunting ox (Zool.), the yak.
     Indian ox (Zool.), the zebu.
     Javan ox (Zool.), the banteng.
     Musk ox. (Zool.) See under Musk.
     Ox bile. See Ox gall, below.
     Ox gall, the fresh gall of the domestic ox; -- used in the
        arts and in medicine.
     Ox pith, ox marrow. [Obs.] --Marston.
     Ox+ray+(Zool.),+a+very+large+ray+({Dicerobatis+Giornae">Ox ray (Zool.), a very large ray ({Dicerobatis Giornae) of
        Southern Europe. It has a hornlike organ projecting
        forward from each pectoral fin. It sometimes becomes
        twenty feet long and twenty-eight feet broad, and weighs
        over a ton. Called also sea devil.
     To have the black ox tread on one's foot, to be
        unfortunate; to know what sorrow is (because black oxen
        were sacrificed to Pluto). --Leigh Hunt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Musk \Musk\ (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr.
     Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See Mouse, and
     cd. Abelmosk, Muscadel, Muscovy duck, Nutmeg.]
     1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of
        the consistency of honey, obtained from a bag being behind
        the navel of the male musk deer. It has a slightly bitter
        taste, but is specially remarkable for its powerful and
        enduring odor. It is used in medicine as a stimulant
        antispasmodic. The term is also applied to secretions of
        various other animals, having a similar odor.
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     2. (Zool.) The musk deer. See Musk deer (below).
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     3. The perfume emitted by musk, or any perfume somewhat
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     4. (Bot.)
        (a) The musk plant ({Mimulus moschatus).
        Erodium+({Erodium+moschatum">(b) A plant of the genus Erodium ({Erodium moschatum);
            -- called also musky heron's-bill.
        (c) A plant of the genus Muscari; grape hyacinth.
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     Musk beaver (Zool.), muskrat (1).
     Musk beetle (Zool.), a European longicorn beetle ({Aromia
        moschata), having an agreeable odor resembling that of
        attar of roses.
     Musk cat. See Bondar.
     Musk cattle (Zool.), musk oxen. See Musk ox (below).
     Musk deer (Zool.), a small hornless deer ({Moschus
        moschiferus), which inhabits the elevated parts of
        Central Asia. The upper canine teeth of the male are
        developed into sharp tusks, curved downward. The male has
        scent bags on the belly, from which the musk of commerce
        is derived. The deer is yellow or red-brown above, whitish
        below. The pygmy musk deer are chevrotains, as the kanchil
        and napu.
     Musk duck. (Zool.)
        (a) The Muscovy duck.
        (b) An Australian duck ({Biziura lobata).
     Musk lorikeet (Zool.), the Pacific lorikeet ({Glossopsitta
        australis) of Australia.
     Musk mallow (Bot.), a name of two malvaceous plants:
        (a) A species of mallow ({Malva moschata), the foliage of
            which has a faint musky smell.
        (b) An Asiatic shrub. See Abelmosk.
     Musk orchis (Bot.), a European plant of the Orchis family
        ({Herminium Minorchis); -- so called from its peculiar
     Musk ox (Zool.), 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.
     Musk parakeet. (Zool.) Same as Musk lorikeet (above).
     Musk pear (Bot.), a fragrant kind of pear much resembling
        the Seckel pear.
     Musk plant (Bot.), the Mimulus moschatus, a plant found
        in Western North America, often cultivated, and having a
        strong musky odor.
     Musk root (Bot.), the name of several roots with a strong
        odor, as that of the nard ({Nardostachys Jatamansi) and
        of a species of Angelica.
     Musk+rose+(Bot.),+a+species+of+rose+({Rosa+moschata">Musk rose (Bot.), a species of rose ({Rosa moschata),
        having peculiarly fragrant white blossoms.
     Musk seed (Bot.), the seed of a plant of the Mallow family
        ({Hibiscus moschatus), used in perfumery and in
        flavoring. See Abelmosk.
     Musk sheep (Zool.), the musk ox.
     Musk+shrew+(Zool.),+a+shrew+({Sorex+murinus">Musk shrew (Zool.), a shrew ({Sorex murinus), found in
        India. It has a powerful odor of musk. Called also
        sondeli, and mondjourou.
     Musk thistle (Bot.), a species of thistle ({Carduus
        nutans), having fine large flowers, and leaves smelling
        strongly of musk.
     Musk tortoise, Musk turtle (Zool.), a small American
        fresh-water tortoise ({Armochelys odorata syn. Ozotheca
        odorata), which has a distinct odor of musk; -- called
        also stinkpot.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  musk ox
      n 1: large shaggy-coated bovid mammal of Canada and Greenland;
           intermediate in size and anatomy between an ox and a sheep
           [syn: musk ox, musk sheep, Ovibos moschatus]

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