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musth

noun \ˈməst\

Definition of musth

  1. :  a periodic state of the bull elephant characterized especially by aggressive behavior and usually connected with the rutting season



Variants of musth

also

must

play \ˈməst\

Origin and Etymology of musth

Hindi & Urdu mast intoxicated, from Persian


First Known Use: 1878

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