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musk plant

a sticky-hairy plant, Mimulus moschata, of the figwort family, native to northern and western North America, having pale-yellow flowers and a musky odor.
Also called musk flower.
Origin of musk plant
1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It's like the musk plant, arter you put it to your nose once, you can't smell it a second time.

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • As British sparkling Moselle, with some infusion of clary, or of the musk plant, to flavour it.

  • Her mistress stood putting a little water on a musk plant in the window.

    Johnny Ludlow, Fifth Series Mrs. Henry Wood

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