• Musk Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The perfume emitted by musk, or any perfume somewhat similar.
  2. (n.) A plant of the genus Erodium (E. moschatum); -- called also musky herons-bill.
  3. (n.) The musk plant (Mimulus moschatus).
  4. (n.) The musk deer. See Musk deer (below).
  5. (n.) 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.
  6. (v. t.) To perfume with musk.
  7. (n.) A plant of the genus Muscari; grape hyacinth.

• Musket Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A species of firearm formerly carried by the infantry of an army. It was originally fired by means of a match, or matchlock, for which several mechanical appliances (including the flintlock, and finally the percussion lock) were successively substituted. This arm has been generally superseded by the rifle.
  2. (n.) The male of the sparrow hawk.

• Muskrat Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A North American aquatic fur-bearing rodent (Fiber zibethicus). It resembles a rat in color and having a long scaly tail, but the tail is compressed, the bind feet are webbed, and the ears are concealed in the fur. It has scent glands which secrete a substance having a strong odor of musk. Called also musquash, musk beaver, and ondatra.
  2. (n.) The musk shrew.
  3. (n.) The desman.