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Musk vs. Oud

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Musknoun

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

Oudnoun

(musical instrument) A short-necked and fretless plucked stringed instrument of the lute family, of Arab and Turkish origin.

Musknoun

A similar secretion produced by the otter and the civet.

Oudnoun

(perfume) Agarwood.

Musknoun

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

Oud

The oud (Arabic: عود, romanized: ʿūd, pronounced [ʕuːd]; Somali: kaban or cuud) is a short-neck lute-type, pear-shaped, fretless stringed instrument (a chordophone in the Hornbostel–Sachs classification of instruments), usually with 11 strings grouped in six courses, but some models have five or seven courses, with 10 or 13 strings respectively. The oud is very similar to other types of lutes, and also to Western lutes.

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Musknoun

The odour of musk.

Musknoun

The musk deer (genus Moschus).

Musknoun

The musk plant (Mimulus moschatus).

Musknoun

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

Musknoun

A plant of the genus Muscari; grape hyacinth.

Musknoun

The scent of human genitalia when aroused or unwashed.

‘I was so excited I could smell my own musk.’;

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Muskverb

(transitive) To perfume with musk.

Musknoun

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.

Musknoun

The musk deer. See Musk deer (below).

Musknoun

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

Musknoun

The musk plant (Mimulus moschatus).

Muskverb

To perfume with musk.

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Musknoun

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

Musknoun

the scent of musk

Musknoun

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

Musknoun

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

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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