ambrette

noun am·brette \(ˈ)am¦bret\

Definition of ambrette

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a French dessert pear having a musky odor

  2. 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

  3. 3 :  musk ambrette

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Origin and Etymology of ambrette

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


First Known Use: 1699


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