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

1600–10; musk + -y1

muskiness, noun Unabridged


2 [muhs-kee]
noun, plural muskies.

musk(ellunge) + -y2 Unabridged
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musky1 (ˈmʌskɪ)
adj , muskier, muskiest
resembling the smell of musk; having a heady or pungent sweet aroma

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

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Word Origin & History

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

late 19c., short for muskrat or muskellunge. Also muskie.
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Example sentences
Propane tanks are placed here and there amid the musky scent of unpaved streets
  and alleys.
Others say it's slightly sweet and peppery, musky, or has a flowery scent.
These musky springtime cousins of leeks and garlic have a short season, and are
  thought to grow only in the wild.
Sadly, there wasn't enough of the musky fungus in the crisp, deep-fried wrap to
  satisfy us.
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