musk bag

  1. the musk-secreting gland of a male musk deer.

Origin of musk bag

First recorded in 1675–85
  • Also called musk gland.

Words Nearby musk bag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use musk bag in a sentence

  • The musk bag is an abdominal or præputial gland which secretes about an ounce of musk, worth from ten to fifteen rupees.

  • The tiny musk-deer, so called, though it has no musk-bag or scent about it of that pungent nature, is indigenous to Ceylon.

    The Pearl of India | Maturin M. Ballou