[muhs-kair-ahy, -kair-ee]

any plant of the genus Muscari, which includes the grape hyacinth.

Origin of muscari

1590–1600; < New Latin, perhaps < early Modern Greek *moschari grape hyacinth, derivative of Late Greek móschos musk Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for muscari

Historical Examples of muscari

  • Muscari threw an arm round Ethel, who clung to him, and shouted aloud.

  • 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.

  • 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.