Meaning of musk

musk

Pronunciation: (musk), [key]
— n.
  1. a substance secreted in a glandular sac under the skin of the abdomen of the male musk deer, having a strong odor, and used in perfumery.
  2. an artificial imitation of the substance.
  3. a similar secretion of other animals, as the civet, muskrat, and otter.
  4. the odor of musk or some similar odor.
  5. any of several plants, as the monkey flower, having a musky fragrance.
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