ambrette

noun am·brette \ (ˈ)am¦bret \

Definition of ambrette

plural -s
1 : a French dessert pear having a musky odor
2 a : 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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Origin and Etymology of ambrette

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


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