Muslin cambric. See Cambric.Muslin delaine, a light woolen fabric for women's dresses. See Delaine. [Written also mousseline de laine.]

(Mus`lin*et") n. [F. mousselinette.] A sort of coarse or light cotton cloth.

(Mus"mon) n. [L. musmo, musimo, a Sardinian animal; cf. Gr. moy`smwn.] (Zoöl.) See Mouflon.

(Mu`so*ma"ni*a) n. See Musicomania.

(Mus"quash) n. [American Indian name.] (Zoöl.) See Muskrat.

Musquash root(Bot.), an umbelliferous plant having a poisonous root. See Water hemlock.

(||Mus"quaw) n. [American Indian name.] (Zoöl.) The American black bear. See Bear.

(Mus"quet) n. See Musket.

(Mus*qui"to) n. (Zoöl.) See Mosquito.

(Mus"role, Mus"rol) n. [F. muserolle, fr. muserau a muzzle, OF. musel. See Muzzle.] The nose band of a horse's bridle.

(Muss) n. [Cf. OF. mousche a fly, also, the play called muss, fr. L. musca a fly.] A scramble, as when small objects are thrown down, to be taken by those who can seize them; a confused struggle. Shak.

(Muss), n. A state of confusion or disorder; — prob. variant of mess, but influenced by muss, a scramble. [Colloq. U.S.]

(Muss), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mussed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mussing.] To disarrange, as clothing; to rumple. [Colloq. U.S.]

(Muss), n. [Cf. OE. mus a mouse. See Mouse.] A term of endearment. [Obs.] See Mouse. B. Jonson.

(Mus"sel) n. [See Muscle, 3.]

1. (Zoöl.) Any one of many species of marine bivalve shells of the genus Mytilus, and related genera, of the family Mytidæ. The common mussel and the larger, or horse, mussel inhabiting the shores both of Europe and America, are edible. The former is extensively used as food in Europe.

2. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of Unio, and related fresh-water genera; — called also river mussel. See Naiad, and Unio.

Mussel digger(Zoöl.), the grayback whale. See Gray whale, under Gray.

(Musk"y) a. Having an odor of musk, or somewhat the like. Milton.

(Mus"lim) n. See Moslem.

(Mus"lin) n. [F. mousseline; cf. It. mussolino, mussolo, Sp. muselina; all from Mussoul a city of Mesopotamia, Ar. Mausil, Syr. Mauzol, Muzol, Mosul, where it was first manufactured. Cf. Mull a kind of cloth.] A thin cotton, white, dyed, or printed. The name is also applied to coarser and heavier cotton goods; as, shirting and sheeting muslins.

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