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  • n. The common European dormouse.

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  • n. The common European dormouse; -- so named from its odor.

Etymologies

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French, from muscadin a musk-scented lozenge, from muscade nutmeg, from Latin muscus musk; so called from its odour. See muscadel.

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  • "The common European dormouse; -- so named from its odor."

    --Webster's 1913

    January 14, 2011