muguet

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French[edit]

muguet

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of Old French mugue or muguete (musk), from muscade, from Latin muscāta, feminine of muscātus (musky), from Ancient Greek μόσχος (móskhos), from Middle Persian *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)

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