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musk plant

  1. a sticky-hairy plant, Mimulus moschata, of the figwort family, native to northern and western North America, having pale-yellow flowers and a musky odor.
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Origin of musk plant

First recorded in 1775–85
Also called musk flower.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for musk flower

Historical Examples

  • M. moschatus is the Musk-plant, of which the variety Harrisoni is a greatly improved form, with much larger yellow flowers.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 7


  • But ravines are not dank in the clear fall days; and by October the musk-plant has wilted dry.

  • A bed of musk-plant yielded up languorous sighs to the warmed air.


    Marion Harland