EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Chiefly British the fur of the muskrat. Origin of musquash 1770–80, ; < Americanism Massachusett cognate of Western Abenaki mòskwas (perhaps equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *mo·ŝk- bobbing above the surface of the water + *-exkwe· head + derivational elements, i.e., the one whose head bobs above the water)
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The “muskrat” of the States is the
musquash of the fur-traders (Fiber sibethicus).
He did not like him, and declared that all he said "was not worth talk about a
There are worse things in this world than being "one of the boys" in
Musquash. Musquash, like all animals in cold countries, are at their best condition in the autumn.
This is to prevent the
musquash from running out to deep water. British Dictionary definitions for musquash noun another name for muskrat, used esp to refer to its fur Word Origin for musquash
C17: from Algonquian: compare Natick
musquash, Abnaki muskwessu
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