musk cat

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musk cat (plural musk cats)

  1. (chiefly historical) An animal which secretes musk, such as a civet, or musk deer.
    • 1633, John Donne, "The Comparison":
      As the sweet sweat of Roses in a Still, / As that which from chaf'd muskats pores doth trill [...].
  2. (obsolete) A prostitute.