Definition of musth
: a periodic state of the bull elephant characterized especially by aggressive behavior and usually connected with the rutting season
Recent Examples of musth from the Web
When the elephants come out of their musth, the mahouts believe the elephants have forgotten their commands.
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Origin and Etymology of musth
Hindi & Urdu mast intoxicated, from Persian
First Known Use: 1878See Words from the same year
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