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English → English (gcide) Definition: Musk shrew Shrew \Shrew\, n. [See Shrew, a.] 1. Originally, a brawling, turbulent, vexatious person of either sex, but now restricted in use to females; a brawler; a scold. [1913 Webster] A man . . . grudgeth that shrews [i. e., bad men] have prosperity, or else that good men have adversity. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] A man had got a shrew to his wife, and there could be no quiet in the house for her. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. [AS. scre['a]wa; -- so called because supposed to be venomous. ] (Zo["o]l.) Any small insectivore of the genus Sorex and several allied genera of the family Sorecid[ae]. In form and color they resemble mice, but they have a longer and more pointed nose. Some of them are the smallest of all mammals. [1913 Webster] Note: The common European species are the house shrew (Crocidura araneus), and the erd shrew (Sorex vulgaris ) (see under Erd.). In the United States several species of Sorex and Blarina are common, as the broadnosed shrew (S. platyrhinus), Cooper's shrew (S. Cooperi), and the short-tailed, or mole, shrew (Blarina brevicauda). Th American water, or marsh, shrew (Neosorex palustris), with fringed feet, is less common. The common European water shrews are Crossopus fodiens, and the oared shrew (see under Oared). [1913 Webster] Earth shrew, any shrewlike burrowing animal of the family Centetid[ae], as the tendrac. Elephant shrew, Jumping shrew, Mole shrew. See under Elephant, Jumping, etc. Musk shrew. See Desman. River shrew, an aquatic West African insectivore (Potamogale velox) resembling a weasel in form and size, but having a large flattened and crested tail adapted for rapid swimming. It feeds on fishes. Shrew mole, a common large North American mole (Scalops aquaticus ). Its fine, soft fur is gray with iridescent purple tints. [1913 Webster] Musk \Musk\ (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See Mouse, and cd. Abelmosk, Muscadel, Muscovy duck, Nutmeg.] 1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the consistency of honey, obtained from a bag being behind the navel of the male musk deer. It has a slightly bitter taste, but is specially remarkable for its powerful and enduring odor. It is used in medicine as a stimulant antispasmodic. The term is also applied to secretions of various other animals, having a similar odor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo["o]l.) The musk deer. See Musk deer (below). [1913 Webster] 3. The perfume emitted by musk, or any perfume somewhat similar. [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) (a) The musk plant (Mimulus moschatus). (b) A plant of the genus Erodium (Erodium moschatum); -- called also musky heron's-bill. (c) A plant of the genus Muscari; grape hyacinth. [1913 Webster] Musk beaver (Zo["o]l.), muskrat (1). Musk beetle (Zo["o]l.), a European longicorn beetle (Aromia moschata), having an agreeable odor resembling that of attar of roses. Musk cat. See Bondar. Musk cattle (Zo["o]l.), musk oxen. See Musk ox (below). Musk deer (Zo["o]l.), a small hornless deer (Moschus moschiferus ), which inhabits the elevated parts of Central Asia. The upper canine teeth of the male are developed into sharp tusks, curved downward. The male has scent bags on the belly, from which the musk of commerce is derived. The deer is yellow or red-brown above, whitish below. The pygmy musk deer are chevrotains, as the kanchil and napu. Musk duck. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The Muscovy duck. (b) An Australian duck (Biziura lobata). Musk lorikeet (Zo["o]l.), the Pacific lorikeet (Glossopsitta australis) of Australia. Musk mallow (Bot.), a name of two malvaceous plants: (a) A species of mallow (Malva moschata), the foliage of which has a faint musky smell. (b) An Asiatic shrub. See Abelmosk. Musk orchis (Bot.), a European plant of the Orchis family (Herminium Minorchis); -- so called from its peculiar scent. Musk ox (Zo["o]l.), an Arctic hollow-horned ruminant (Ovibos moschatus), now existing only in America, but found fossil in Europe and Asia. It is covered with a thick coat of fine yellowish wool, and with long dark hair, which is abundant and shaggy on the neck and shoulders. The full-grown male weighs over four hundred pounds. Musk parakeet. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Musk lorikeet (above). Musk pear (Bot.), a fragrant kind of pear much resembling the Seckel pear. Musk plant (Bot.), the Mimulus moschatus, a plant found in Western North America, often cultivated, and having a strong musky odor. Musk root (Bot.), the name of several roots with a strong odor, as that of the nard (Nardostachys Jatamansi) and of a species of Angelica. Musk rose (Bot.), a species of rose (Rosa moschata), having peculiarly fragrant white blossoms. Musk seed (Bot.), the seed of a plant of the Mallow family (Hibiscus moschatus), used in perfumery and in flavoring. See Abelmosk. Musk sheep (Zo["o]l.), the musk ox. Musk shrew (Zo["o]l.), a shrew (Sorex murinus), found in India. It has a powerful odor of musk. Called also sondeli, and mondjourou. Musk thistle (Bot.), a species of thistle (Carduus nutans ), having fine large flowers, and leaves smelling strongly of musk. Musk tortoise, Musk turtle (Zo["o]l.), a small American fresh-water tortoise (Armochelys odorata syn. Ozotheca odorata ), which has a distinct odor of musk; -- called also stinkpot. [1913 Webster]


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