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Musk vs. Husk — What's the Difference?

Musk vs. Husk — What's the Difference?

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Musk

Musk is a class of aromatic substances commonly used as base notes in perfumery. They include glandular secretions from animals such as the musk deer, numerous plants emitting similar fragrances, and artificial substances with similar odors.
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Husk

Husk (or hull) in botany is the outer shell or coating of a seed. In the United States, the term husk often refers to the leafy outer covering of an ear of maize (corn) as it grows on the plant.
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Musk

A strong-smelling reddish-brown substance which is secreted by the male musk deer for scent-marking and is an important ingredient in perfumery.
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Husk

The outer membranous or green envelope of some fruits or seeds, as that of a walnut or an ear of corn.
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Musk

A relative of the monkey flower, formerly cultivated for a musky fragrance which has been lost in the development of modern varieties.
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Husk

A shell or outer covering, especially when considered worthless.
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Musk

A greasy secretion with a powerful odor, produced in a glandular sac in the abdomen of a male musk deer and used in traditional medicines and formerly in the manufacture of perfumes.
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Husk

A framework serving as a support.
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Musk

A similar secretion produced by certain other animals, such as an otter or civet.
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Husk

To remove the husk from.
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Musk

A synthetic chemical resembling natural musk in odor or use.
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Husk

The dry, leafy or stringy exterior of certain vegetables or fruits, which must be removed before eating the meat inside.
A coconut has a very thick husk.
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Musk

The odor of musk.
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Husk

Any form of useless, dried-up, and subsequently worthless exterior of something.
His attorney was a dried-up husk of a man.
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Musk

An odor similar to musk.
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Husk

The supporting frame of a run of millstones.
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Musk

A greasy secretion with a powerful odour, produced in a glandular sac of the male musk deer and used in the manufacture of perfumes.
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Husk

An infection in cattle caused by a species of Dictyocaulus or lungworm
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Musk

A similar secretion produced by the otter and the civet.
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Husk

(transitive) To remove husks from.
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Musk

A synthetic organic compound used as a substitute for the above.
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Husk

(intransitive) To cough, clear one's throat.
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Musk

The odour of musk.
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Husk

(transitive) To say huskily, to utter in a husky voice.
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Musk

The musk deer (genus Moschus).
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Husk

The external covering or envelope of certain fruits or seeds; glume; hull; rind; in the United States, especially applied to the covering of the ears of maize.
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Musk

The musk plant (Mimulus moschatus).
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Husk

The supporting frame of a run of millstones.
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Musk

A plant of the genus Erodium (Erodium moschatum); the musky heronsbill.
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Husk

To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.
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Musk

A plant of the genus Muscari; grape hyacinth.
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Husk

Material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
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Musk

The scent of human genitalia when aroused or unwashed.
I was so excited I could smell my own musk.
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Husk

Outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
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Musk

(transitive) To perfume with musk.
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Husk

Remove the husks from;
Husk corn
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Musk

A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the consistency of honey, obtained from a bag being behind the navel of the male musk deer. It has a slightly bitter taste, but is specially remarkable for its powerful and enduring odor. It is used in medicine as a stimulant antispasmodic. The term is also applied to secretions of various other animals, having a similar odor.
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Musk

The musk deer. See Musk deer (below).
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Musk

The perfume emitted by musk, or any perfume somewhat similar.
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Musk

The musk plant (Mimulus moschatus).
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Musk

To perfume with musk.
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Musk

An odorous glandular secretion from the male musk deer; used as a perfume fixative
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Musk

The scent of musk
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