from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small yellow-flowered plant, Mimulus moschatus, cultivated for its odor.
  • noun The musk heron's-bill, Erodium moschatum.


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  • Fuchsias and dark-red clove pinks grew in a peculiarly rich and sunny spot by the back fence, and over a pot of the musk-plant I used to hang as Isabella hung over her pot of basil.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • Within a stone's throw from the musk-plant spring was a standing redwood, with its heart burned out, in which thirteen men had slept one night, just to boast of it.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

  • One day, not long after our visit to William, he went again to see him; and when he came back I saw by the musk-plant in his hand the news he brought.

    Melchior's Dream and Other Tales

  • I ascended without having been obliged to alight from my horse, and I found that the summit was very spacious, being covered towards the south with tree-ferns, and the musk-plant grew in great luxuriance.

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 2

  • But the tree-fern, musk-plant, brush, and lofty timber together shut us up for a long time from any prospect of the low country to the southward, and it was not until I had nearly exhausted a fine sunny afternoon in wandering round the broad summit that I could distinguish and recognise some of the hills to the westward; and when I at length obtained a glimpse of the country towards the coast the features of the earth could scarcely be distinguished from the sky or sea, although one dark point looked more like a cape than a cloud and seemed to remain steady.

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 2

  • I bought two pots of fragrant flowers ” heliotrope and a musk-plant ” bringing them on the steamer with no little difficulty.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty


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