(||Mu`si`cale") n. [F. Cf. Soirée musicale.] A social musical party. [Colloq.]
(Mu"sic*al*ly) adv. In a musical manner.
(Mu"sic*al*ness), n. The quality of being musical.
(Mu*si"cian) n. [F. musicien.] One skilled in the art or science of music; esp., a skilled singer,
or performer on a musical instrument.
(Mu`si*co*ma"ni*a) n. [Music + mania: cf. F. musicomanie.] (Med.) A kind of monomania
in which the passion for music becomes so strong as to derange the intellectual faculties. Dunglison.
(Mus"i*mon) n. [See Musmon.] (Zoöl.) See Mouflon.
(Mus"ing*ly) adv. In a musing manner.
(Mu"sit) n. See Muset.
(Musk) n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See
Mouse, and cd. Abelmosk, Muscadel, Muscovy duck, Nutmeg.]
1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the consistence 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.
2. (Zoöl.) The musk deer. See Musk deer
3. The perfume emitted by musk, or any perfume somewhat similar.
4. (Bot.) (a) The musk plant (b) A plant of the genus Erodium (E. moschatum); called also musky
heron's-bill. (c) A plant of the genus Muscari; grape hyacinth.
Musk beaver (Zoöl.), muskrat Musk beetle (Zoöl.), a European longicorn beetle having an agreeable
odor resembling that of attar of roses. Musk cat. See Bondar. Musk cattle (Zoöl.), musk
oxen. See Musk ox Musk deer (Zoöl.), a small hornless deer (Moschus moschiferus), which inhabits
the elevated parts of Central Asia. The upper canine teeth of the male are developed into sharp tusks,
curved downward. The male has scent bags on the belly, from which the musk of commerce is derived.
The deer is yellow or red-brown above, whitish below. The pygmy musk deer are chevrotains, as the
kanchil and napu. Musk duck. (Zoöl.) (a) The Muscovy duck. (b) An Australian duck Musk
lorikeet (Zoöl.), the Pacific lorikeet (Glossopsitta australis) of Australia. Musk mallow (Bot.), a
name of two malvaceous plants: (a) A species of mallow (Malva moschata), the foliage of which has a
faint musky smell. (b) An Asiatic shrub. See Abelmosk. - - Musk orchis (Bot.), a European plant
of the Orchis family (Herminium Minorchis); so called from its peculiar scent. Musk ox (Zoöl.),
an Arctic hollow-horned ruminant (Ovibos moschatus), now existing only in America, but found fossil in
Europe and Asia. It is covered with a thick coat of fine yellowish wool, and with long dark hair, which is
abundant and shaggy on the neck and shoulders. The full-grown male weighs over four hundred pounds.
Musk parakeet. (Zoöl.) Same as Musk lorikeet Musk pear (Bot.), a fragrant kind of pear
much resembling the Seckel pear. Musk plant (Bot.), the Mimulus moschatus, a plant found in
Western North America, often cultivated, and having a strong musky odor. Musk root (Bot.), the
name of several roots with a strong odor, as that of the nard (Nardostachys Jatamansi) and of a species
of Angelica. Musk rose (Bot.), a species of rose having peculiarly fragrant white blossoms.
Musk seed (Bot.), the seed of a plant of the Mallow family used in perfumery and in flavoring. See
Abelmosk. Musk sheep (Zoöl.), the musk ox. Musk shrew (Zoöl.), a shrew (Sorex murinus),
found in India. It has a powerful odor of musk. Called also sondeli, and mondjourou. Musk thistle