musth

noun \ ˈməst \
variants: or less commonly must

Definition of musth

:a periodic state of the bull elephant characterized especially by aggressive behavior and usually connected with the rutting season

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Origin and Etymology of musth

Hindi & Urdu mast intoxicated, from Persian



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