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musquash Line breaks: mus|quash
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌskwɒʃ/

Definition of musquash in English:

noun

1 another term for muskrat.
Example sentences
  • That's why the best words in scrabble are ones like quartzy, musquashes or zyxomma.
  • In addition, musquashes and mink burrowed into the banks and undermined them.
  • Beavers, procyons, musquashes, foxes and otters dwell in the reeds, while boars and 30 other species of mammals live on dry land.
1.1 [mass noun] British The fur of the muskrat.
Example sentences
  • You may remember the character Linda being given her first longed-for fur coat made with musquash - good, but not quite as good as owning one made of mink or sable.
  • The new robes will be a replica of the originals, but with fake fur instead of musquash.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Western Abnaki mòskwas.

Words that rhyme with musquash

mouthwash

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