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musk·y 1

adj. musk·i·er, musk·i·est
Of, relating to, or having the odor of musk.

musk′i·ness n.

mus·ky 2

Variant of muskie.
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Noun1.muskiness - having the olfactory properties of musk
aroma, odor, olfactory property, odour, smell, scent - any property detected by the olfactory system
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Tell me, why this strong young colt, foaled in some peaceful valley of Vermont, far removed from all beasts of prey --why is it that upon the sunniest day, if you but shake a fresh buffalo robe behind him, so that he cannot even see it, but only smells its wild animal muskiness --why will he start, snort, and with bursting eyes paw the ground in phrensies of affright?
But most striking of all was the wolverine's smell --a powerful muskiness that permeated the air and settled into my nasal passages.
They loved the fragrant but delicate sourness of the lemongrass, the fresh aroma of basil, the tartness of the kaffir lime, the sweetness of cinnamon sticks and the muskiness of coriander leaves permeating the spicy sauces.
You can't predict what these wild yeasts will create--and they may be the source of the notorious pawpaw muskiness. But I was willing to take a risk to explore the essence of this fruit.
My Burberry Black is now my signature scent, I like that there's this dark edge to the rose; it feels floral but with more of a sensual muskiness.
Extra Special Barossa Chardonnay A glass wiggle and shake reveals peaches and cream, with muskiness in the background.
The Shira Ae (spinach, tofu and sesame) is a bit dense and heavy but the flavours are bang on, with a hint of sweetness accompanying the muskiness of the spinach and the silken tofu and sesame.
There are spices and dried and fresh red fruit, hints of muskiness and brittle wood.
Its intensely warm and sweet aroma, with a highly pronounced muskiness, is famed for its seductive and aphrodisiac properties.
I was sitting there worrying, and suddenly I heard chattery quarrelsome sounds and smelled a glorious muskiness. I felt my senses come alive, and when I looked up and saw that unmistakeable shape in the evening sky I knew for sure that flying foxes were abroad, bringing their blessings even into my backyard.
It means a rich, buttery muskiness, which played well against the cake and the accompanying strawberries, raspberries and blackberries (Dh60).