(?), prop. n.;
pl. Musc (#).
[L., a fly.] 1. (Zol.) A genus of dipterous insects, including the common house fly, and numerous allied species.
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Formerly, a large part of the Diptera were included under the genus Musca.
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2. (Astron.) A small constellation situated between the Southern Cross and the Pole.
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Musc volitantes (). [L., flying flies.] (Med.) Specks or filaments apparently seen moving or gliding about in the field of vision. Their appearance is often a symptom of disease of the eye, or of disorder of the nervous system.
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(?), n. [It. moscadello, moscatello, LL. muscatellum or muscadellum (sc. vinum), fr. muscatellus nutmeglike, dim. of muscatus smelling like musk, muscatum and muscata (sc. nux) nutmeg: cf. F. muscadelle, fr. Italian. See Musk and cf. Moschatel, Muscardin, Muscat, Nutmeg.] See Muscatel, n.
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Quaffed off the muscadel.
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