(||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.
(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.
(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.