ambrette

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

Definition of ambrette

1 : a French dessert pear having a musky odor
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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“Ambrette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambrette. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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