musquash [mus′kwäsh΄, mus′kwôsh΄ ]
pl. musquashes or musquash [< AmInd (Algonquian), akin to Abenaki muskwessu, it is red]
1. any of a genus (Ondatra) of muskrats of N North America having rudderlike tails that are flat from top to bottom
2. Chiefly Brit. the fur of the muskrat

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