Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or having the odor of musk.
  • n. Variant of muskie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the scent of musk.
  • n. Muskellunge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having an odor of musk, or somewhat the like.
  • n. The muskellunge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the character, especially the odor, of musk; fragrant like musk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling the smell of musk

Etymologies

From musk +‎ -y (Wiktionary)
Shortening of muskellunge. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Don't let your small pets swim in musky or giant pike country.

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  • Bob was never stinky per se, but he had a certain musky quality about him.

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  • A little farther on the air is musky from the crowded minarets of the horse chestnut – white marble splashed with rose – where the bumble bee drones.

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  • But Do Son comes amazingly close to that idea through a composition of crisp green leaves that border on bitter and something that can only be called a musky iris (or maybe an iris-like musk?).

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  • The musky is a fish that lives "large" in every respect - in physical size, in the food chain, in record-book controversy, in angling lore and in its attraction for anglers.

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  • The scent is described as a musky-floral with notes of Sicilian lemon and peony peregrine.

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  • The scent of this one is not really sweet, kind of musky and sexy, seems appropriate.

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  • They fight each other, and they emit a "musky" smell which they the rub on the females.

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  • Anna could suddenly smell him, sweat and some kind of musky deodorant and blood, maybe, a salty smell; and realized that she was standing very close to a large half-naked man in her kitchen, and that patching up his back might have broken down a wall a little before she'd intended.

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  • And there's an old-fashioned kind of musky smell, too, that always means Sunday clothes, and a tall pew, and a village choir. '

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