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Definition of musk:

  1. A plant of the genus Erodium ( E. moschatum); - called also musky heron's- bill.
  2. A plant of the genus Muscari; grape hyacinth.
  3. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the consistence 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.
  4. The musk deer. See deer ( below).
  5. The musk plant ( Mimulus moschatus).
  6. The perfume emitted by musk, or any perfume somewhat similar.
  7. To perfume with musk.


fleece, beeswax, parchment, ink, milk, pearl, blubber, civet, pheromone.

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