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3 definitions found
 for Musquash
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Muskrat \Musk"rat`\, n.
     1. (Zool.) A North American aquatic fur-bearing rodent
        ({Ondatra zibethica formerly Fiber zibethicus). It
        resembles a rat in color and having a long scaly tail, but
        the tail is compressed, the hind feet are webbed, and the
        ears are concealed in the fur. It has scent glands which
        secrete a substance having a strong odor of musk. Called
        also musquash, musk beaver, ondatra, and sometimes
        water rat.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     2. (Zool.) The musk shrew.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) The desman.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Musquash \Mus"quash\, n. [American Indian name.] (Zool.)
     See Muskrat.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Musquash root (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant ({Cicuta
        maculata), having a poisonous root. See Water hemlock.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  musquash
      n 1: beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark
           glossy brown fur [syn: muskrat, musquash, Ondatra
           zibethica]

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