musk plant
noun Date: 1837 a yellow-flowered perennial North American herb (Mimulus moschatus) of the snapdragon family that has hairy foliage and sometimes a musky odor

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  • Musk plant — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musk-plant — muskˈ plant noun A plant, Mimulus moschatus • • • Main Entry: ↑musk …   Useful english dictionary

  • musk plant — n. a perennial North American plant (Mimulus moschatus) of the figwort family, with yellow tubular flowers and, sometimes, a musky odor …   English World dictionary

  • musk plant — noun 1. : a yellow flowered No. American herb (Mimulus moschatus) with hairy foliage formerly of musky odor called also muskflower 2. : musk mallow * * * a sticky hairy plant, Mimulus moschata, of the figwort family, native to northern and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • musk plant — a sticky hairy plant, Mimulus moschata, of the figwort family, native to northern and western North America, having pale yellow flowers and a musky odor. Also called musk flower. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musk beaver — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musk beetle — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musk cat — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musk cattle — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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