musky

1
[ muhs-kee ]
/ ˈmʌs ki /

adjective, musk·i·er, musk·i·est.

of or like musk, as an odor: a musky perfume.

Nearby words

  1. muskogean,
  2. muskogee,
  3. muskone,
  4. muskox,
  5. muskrat,
  6. muslem,
  7. muslim,
  8. muslim brotherhood,
  9. muslim brothers, society of the,
  10. muslim calendar

Origin of musky

1
First recorded in 1600–10; musk + -y1

Related formsmusk·i·ness, noun

musky

2
[ muhs-kee ]
/ ˈmʌs ki /

noun, plural mus·kies.

Origin of musky

2

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musky

1
/ (ˈmʌskɪ) /

adjective muskier or muskiest

resembling the smell of musk; having a heady or pungent sweet aroma
Derived Formsmuskiness, noun

noun plural muskies

an informal name for the muskellunge
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