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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Musk  \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.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  musk  deer.  See  {Musk  deer}  (below). 
 
  3.  The  perfume  emitted  by  musk,  or  any  perfume  somewhat 
  similar. 
 
  4.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  musk  plant  ({Mimulus  moschatus}). 
  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  muskrat  (1). 
 
  {Musk  beetle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  European  longicorn  beetle 
  ({Aromia  moschata}),  having  an  agreeable  odor  resembling 
  that  of  attar  of  roses. 
 
  {Musk  cat}.  See  {Bondar}. 
 
  {Musk  cattle}  (Zo["o]l.),  musk  oxen.  See  {Musk  ox}  (below). 
 
 
  {Musk  deer}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  Muscovy  duck. 
  b  An  Australian  duck  ({Biziura  lobata}). 
 
  {Musk  lorikeet}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}  (Zo["o]l.),  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}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Musk  lorikeet}  (above). 
 
 
  {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  ({Rosa  moschata}), 
  having  peculiarly  fragrant  white  blossoms. 
 
  {Musk  seed}  (Bot.),  the  seed  of  a  plant  of  the  Mallow  family 
  ({Hibiscus  moschatus}),  used  in  perfumery  and  in 
  flavoring.  See  {Abelmosk}. 
 
  {Musk  sheep}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  musk  ox 
 
  {Musk  shrew}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  shrew  ({Sorex  murinus}),  found  in 
  India.  It  has  a  powerful  odor  of  musk.  Called  also 
  {sondeli},  and  {mondjourou}. 
 
  {Musk  thistle}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  thistle  ({Carduus 
  nutans}),  having  fine  large  flowers,  and  leaves  smelling 
  strongly  of  musk. 
 
  {Musk  tortoise},  {Musk  turtle}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  American 
  fresh-water  tortoise  ({Armochelys,  or  Ozotheca  odorata}), 
  which  has  a  distinct  odor  of  musk;  --  called  also 
  {stinkpot}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Angelica  \An*gel"i*ca\,  n.  [NL.  See  {Angelic}.]  (Bot.) 
  1.  An  aromatic  umbelliferous  plant  ({Archangelica 
  officinalis}  or  {Angelica  archangelica})  the  leaf  stalks 
  of  which  are  sometimes  candied  and  used  in  confectionery, 
  and  the  roots  and  seeds  as  an  aromatic  tonic. 
 
  2.  The  candied  leaf  stalks  of  angelica. 
 
  {Angelica  tree},  a  thorny  North  American  shrub  ({Aralia 
  spinosa}),  called  also  {Hercules'  club}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  angelica 
  n  1:  any  of  various  tall  and  stout  herbs  of  the  genus  Angelica 
  having  pinnately  compound  leaves  and  small  white  or 
  greenish  flowers  in  compound  umbels  [syn:  {angelique}] 
  2:  candied  stalks  of  the  angelica  plant 
  3:  aromatic  stems  or  leaves  or  roots  of  Angelica  Archangelica 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Angelica,  NY  (village,  FIPS  2176) 
  Location:  42.30427  N,  78.02110  W 
  Population  (1990):  963  (397  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  14709 




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