3. (Zoöl.) Any conspicuous stripe of color on the side of the head, beneath the eye of a bird.
(Mus*ta"cho) n.; pl. Mustachios A mustache. Longfellow.
(Mus*ta"choed) a. Having mustachios.
(Mus`ta*i"ba) n. A close- grained, heavy wood of a brownish color, brought from Brazil, and
used in turning, for making the handles of tools, and the like. [Written also mostahiba.] MaElrath.
Mustard grape (Bot.), a species of grape native in Arkansas and Texas. The berries are small, light-
colored, with an acid skin and a sweet pulp.
(Mus"tang) n. [Sp. musteño belonging to the graziers, strayed, wild.] (Zoöl.) The half-wild
horse of the plains in Mexico, California, etc. It is small, hardy, and easily sustained.
(Mus"tard) n. [OF. moustarde, F. moutarde, fr. L. mustum must, mustard was prepared
for use by being mixed with must. See Must, n.]
1. (Bot.) The name of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica (formerly Sinapis), as white
mustard black mustard wild mustard or charlock (B. Sinapistrum).
There are also many herbs of the same family which are called mustard, and have more or less of
the flavor of the true mustard; as, bowyer's mustard (Lepidium ruderale); hedge mustard (Sisymbrium
officinale); Mithridate mustard (Thlaspi arvense); tower mustard (Arabis perfoliata); treacle mustard
2. A powder or a paste made from the seeds of black or white mustard, used as a condiment and a
rubefacient. Taken internally it is stimulant and diuretic, and in large doses is emetic.
Mustard oil (Chem.), a substance obtained from mustard, as a transparent, volatile and intensely pungent
oil. The name is also extended to a number of analogous compounds produced either naturally or artificially.
(Mus*tee") n. See Mestee.
(Mus"te*line) a. [L. mustelinus, fr. mustela weasel.] (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the family
Mustelidæ, or the weasels and martens.
(Mus"ter) n. [OE. moustre, OF. mostre, moustre, F. montre, LL. monstra. See Muster, v. t.]
1. Something shown for imitation; a pattern. [Obs.]
2. A show; a display. [Obs.] Piers Plowman.
3. An assembling or review of troops, as for parade, verification of numbers, inspection, exercise, or
introduction into service.
The hurried muster of the soldiers of liberty.Hawthorne.
See how in warlike muster they appear,Milton.
In rhombs, and wedges, and half-moons, and wings.
4. The sum total of an army when assembled for review and inspection; the whole number of effective
men in an army.
And the muster was thirty thousands of men.Wyclif.
Ye publish the musters of your own bands, and proclaim them to amount of thousands.Hooker.
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