muskiness

musky

1 [muhs-kee]
adjective, muskier, muskiest.
of or like musk, as an odor: a musky perfume.

Origin:
1600–10; musk + -y1

muskiness, noun
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musky1 (ˈmʌskɪ)
 
adj , muskier, muskiest
resembling the smell of musk; having a heady or pungent sweet aroma
 
'muskiness1
 
n

musky2 (ˈmʌskɪ)
 
n , pl muskies
an informal name for the muskellunge

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musky
c.1600, from musk + -y (2).

musky
late 19c., short for muskrat or muskellunge. Also muskie.
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