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musk British & World English

A strong-smelling reddish-brown substance which is secreted by the male musk deer for scent-marking and is an important ingredient in perfumery

musk plant in musk British & World English

A relative of the monkey flower, formerly cultivated for a musky fragrance which has been lost in the development of modern varieties

musk tree British & World English

Either of two Australian trees with a musky smell

musk ox British & World English

A large heavily built goat-antelope with a thick shaggy coat and a horny protuberance on the head, native to the tundra of North America and Greenland. The male emits a musky odour during the breeding season

musk bag British & World English

The pouch or gland which produces musk in the male musk deer and other animals.

musk ball British & World English

A receptacle for musk; a pomander.

musk cat British & World English

An animal which secretes musk; especially a musk deer or a civet.

musk-like British & World English

Resembling musk in smell or taste.

musk okra British & World English

A kind of hibiscus, Abelmoschus moschatus, with musk-scented seeds.

musk root British & World English

Any of several plants with musk-scented roots, or the roots themselves: (a) the root of the sumbul, Ferula sumbul, used in medicine.

musk deer British & World English

A small solitary deer-like East Asian mammal without antlers, the male having long protruding upper canine teeth. Musk is produced in a sac on the abdomen of the male

musk duck British & World English

An Australian stiff-tailed duck with dark grey plumage and a musky smell, the male having a large black lobe of skin hanging below the bill

musk rose British & World English

A rambling rose with large white musk-scented flowers

money musk British & World English

A kind of country dance for three couples in longways sets.

monkey musk British & World English

The yellow monkey flower of Chile, Mimulus luteus, with yellow, red-spotted flowers, which is widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere; also called blood-drop-emlets.

musk clover British & World English

= musk stork's-bill.

musk orchid British & World English

A small Eurasian orchid of chalk grassland, Herminium monorchis, with small, green honey-scented flowers.

musk shrew British & World English

Any of various Eurasian and African shrews of the genera Suncus and Crocidura, the males of which have large scent glands that produce a musky odour; especially the house shrew of southern Asia, Suncus murinus (also introduced in East Africa).

musk beetle British & World English

A slender longhorn beetle that is dark metallic green and emits a musk-like scent

musk melon British & World English

A yellow or green melon of a variety which has a raised network of markings on the skin

musk turtle British & World English

A small drab-coloured American freshwater turtle which has scent glands that produce an unpleasant musky odour when the turtle is disturbed

musk-coloured British & World English

Of a dark reddish brown colour.

musk hyacinth British & World English

A grape hyacinth of Asia Minor, Muscari muscarimi, with musk-scented flowers.

musk lorikeet British & World English

A parrot, Glossopsitta concinna, of south-eastern Australia, having mainly green plumage with red patches on the forehead and cheeks.

musk thistle British & World English

A thistle which has a solitary drooping flower with a musky fragrance

musk stork's-bill British & World English

A stork's-bill of southern and western Europe, Erodium moschatum, formerly grown for its musky smell.

musk ox in ox British & World English

Used in names of wild animals related to or resembling a domesticated ox, e.g. musk ox

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