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[Perhaps of Massachusett origin; akin to Western Abenaki mòskwas.]
1. (Textiles) another name for muskrat, used esp to refer to its fur
2. (Animals) another name for muskrat, used esp to refer to its fur
[C17: from Algonquian: compare Natick musquash, Abnaki muskwessu]
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|Noun||1.||musquash - beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur|
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing