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Definition of "musk" []

  • A greasy secretion with a powerful odor, produced in a glandular sac beneath the skin of the abdomen of the male musk deer and used in the manufacture of perfumes. (noun)
  • A similar secretion produced by certain other animals, such as the otter or civet. (noun)
  • A synthetic chemical resembling natural musk in odor or use. (noun)
  • The odor of musk. (noun)
  • An odor similar to musk. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "musk" in a sentence
  • "So she sealed the letter with virgin musk and incensed it with Nadd-scent and ambergris, after which she committed it to a certain of the merchants saying, Deliver it not to any save to Zayn al-Mawasif or to her handmaid"
  • "The fragrance of musk from the breasts of the fair, viii."
  • "The fragrance of musk from the breasts of the fair"