ambrette

noun
am·brette | \(ˈ)am¦bret\
plural -s

Definition of ambrette 

1 : a French dessert pear having a musky odor

2a : abelmosk

b or ambrette seed : the seed of the abelmosk that resembles millet and has a musky scent

called also amber seed, musk seed

c : a fragrant oil extracted from ambrette seed that is used chiefly in perfumery as a fixative

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First Known Use of ambrette

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ambrette

French, from Old French, from ambre amber + -ette

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