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muscari

[muhs-kair-ahy, -kair-ee] /mʌsˈkɛər aɪ, -ˈkɛər i/
1.
any plant of the genus Muscari, which includes the grape hyacinth.
Origin of muscari
early Modern Greek
1590-1600
1590-1600; < New Latin, perhaps < early Modern Greek *moschari grape hyacinth, derivative of Late Greek móschos musk
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  • muscari threw an arm round Ethel, who clung to him, and shouted aloud.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • For early flowering in a sunny place in the rock-garden, the lovely H. azureus, or muscari azureum, should be grown.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • It is well to avoid the common one (muscari racemosum), at any rate in light soils, where it becomes a troublesome weed.

    Wood and Garden Gertrude Jekyll
  • But as the Cockney apparition drew nearer, muscari was astounded to observe that the head was distinctly different from the body.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • He had held back in a hang-dog style when his son and muscari had made a bold movement to break out of the brigand trap.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • muscari, with the illogicality of a lover, admired this filial devotion, and yet was irritated by it.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • The priest sat down within a yard or two, and muscari turned his aquiline nose on him in an instantaneous irritation.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • "Oh, it sounds rather dreadful," cried the girl, turning her glorious eyes on muscari.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • "I cannot imagine," said muscari, rubbing up his black hair for once with an unaffected gesture.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • Again to muscari's artistic eye it seemed scarcely like the capture of a great outlaw at bay.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton

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