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musthalso must (mŭst)
A periodic state of heightened sexual activity and aggression in adult male elephants, characterized by the discharge of secretions from glands near the eyes and the continuous dribbling of urine.
[Urdu mast, from Persian, drunk, from Middle Persian.]
(Zoology) (often preceded by in) a state of frenzied sexual excitement in the males of certain large mammals, esp elephants, associated with discharge from a gland between the ear and eye
[C19: from Urdu mast, from Persian: drunk]
a state or condition of violent, destructive frenzy occurring with the rutting season in male elephants.
[1870–75; < Urdu mast < Persian: literally, drunk]
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|Noun||1.||musth - an annual phase of heightened sexual excitement in the males of certain large mammals (especially elephants); is associated with discharge from a gland between the eye and ear; "the frenzied elephant was in musth"|