muguet

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French muguet.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

muguet m (plural muguets)

  1. (botany) lily of the valley
    Synonym: lliri de maig
  2. (pathology) thrush (oral candidiasis)

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French[edit]

muguet

Etymology[edit]

From Old French muguete, muguede (as in nois muguete (nutmeg)), from Latin muscāta, feminine of muscātus (musky), from Ancient Greek μόσχος (móskhos), from Middle Persian mwšk' (/*mušk/, musk), ultimately from Sanskrit मुष्क (muṣka, testicle), the shape of the gland being similar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /my.ɡɛ/
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Noun[edit]

muguet m (plural muguets)

  1. lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)
  2. thrush (oral yeast infection, oral candidiasis)

Descendants[edit]

  • Turkish: müge

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