musquash

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From Abenaki moskwas (or its Massachusett equivalent). Compare musquaw.

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musquash (plural musquashes)

  1. The muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus. [from 17th c.]
    • 1634, William Wood, New Englands Prospect, I:
      Thirdly, Muſquaſhes, which be much like a Beaver for ſhape, but nothing neare ſo bigge […].

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