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MUSK'MELON, noun [musk and melon.] A delicious species of melon; named probably from its fragrance.

MUSK'-OX, noun A species of the genus Bos, which inhabits the country about Hudson's Bay. It has the large horns united at the skull, but turned downward on each side of the head. The hair of this animal is very long and fine.

MUSK'-PEAR, noun A fragrant kind of pear.