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English Dictionary: stinkpot by the DICT Development Group
3 results for stinkpot
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
stinkpot
n
  1. a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
    Synonym(s): rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git
  2. small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor
    Synonym(s): musk turtle, stinkpot
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Musk \Musk\, n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka
      testicle, orig., a little mouse. See {Mouse}, and cd.
      {Abelmosk}, {Muscadel}, {Muscovy duck}, {Nutmeg}.]
      1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of
            the consistence of honey, obtained from a bag being behind
            the navel of the male musk deer. It has a slightly bitter
            taste, but is specially remarkable for its powerful and
            enduring odor. It is used in medicine as a stimulant
            antispasmodic. The term is also applied to secretions of
            various other animals, having a similar odor.
  
      2. (Zo[94]l.) The musk deer. See {Musk deer} (below).
  
      3. The perfume emitted by musk, or any perfume somewhat
            similar.
  
      4. (Bot.)
            (a) The musk plant ({Mimulus moschatus}).
            (b) A plant of the genus {Erodium} ({E. moschatum}); --
                  called also {musky heron's-bill}.
            (c) A plant of the genus {Muscari}; grape hyacinth.
  
      {Musk beaver} (Zo[94]l.), muskrat (1).
  
      {Musk beetle} (Zo[94]l.), a European longicorn beetle
            ({Aromia moschata}), having an agreeable odor resembling
            that of attar of roses.
  
      {Musk cat}. See {Bondar}.
  
      {Musk cattle} (Zo[94]l.), musk oxen. See {Musk ox} (below).
           
  
      {Musk deer} (Zo[94]l.), a small hornless deer ({Moschus
            moschiferus}), which inhabits the elevated parts of
            Central Asia. The upper canine teeth of the male are
            developed into sharp tusks, curved downward. The male has
            scent bags on the belly, from which the musk of commerce
            is derived. The deer is yellow or red-brown above, whitish
            below. The pygmy musk deer are chevrotains, as the kanchil
            and napu.
  
      {Musk duck}. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) The Muscovy duck.
            (b) An Australian duck ({Biziura lobata}).
  
      {Musk lorikeet} (Zo[94]l.), the Pacific lorikeet
            ({Glossopsitta australis}) of Australia.
  
      {Musk mallow} (Bot.), a name of two malvaceous plants:
            (a) A species of mallow ({Malva moschata}), the foliage of
                  which has a faint musky smell.
            (b) An Asiatic shrub. See {Abelmosk}.
  
      {Musk orchis} (Bot.), a European plant of the Orchis family
            ({Herminium Minorchis}); -- so called from its peculiar
            scent.
  
      {Musk ox} (Zo[94]l.), an Arctic hollow-horned ruminant
            ({Ovibos moschatus}), now existing only in America, but
            found fossil in Europe and Asia. It is covered with a
            thick coat of fine yellowish wool, and with long dark
            hair, which is abundant and shaggy on the neck and
            shoulders. The full-grown male weighs over four hundred
            pounds.
  
      {Musk parakeet}. (Zo[94]l.) Same as {Musk lorikeet} (above).
           
  
      {Musk pear} (Bot.), a fragrant kind of pear much resembling
            the Seckel pear.
  
      {Musk plant} (Bot.), the {Mimulus moschatus}, a plant found
            in Western North America, often cultivated, and having a
            strong musky odor.
  
      {Musk root} (Bot.), the name of several roots with a strong
            odor, as that of the nard ({Nardostachys Jatamansi}) and
            of a species of {Angelica}.
  
      {Musk rose} (Bot.), a species of rose ({Rosa moschata}),
            having peculiarly fragrant white blossoms.
  
      {Musk seed} (Bot.), the seed of a plant of the Mallow family
            ({Hibiscus moschatus}), used in perfumery and in
            flavoring. See {Abelmosk}.
  
      {Musk sheep} (Zo[94]l.), the musk ox.
  
      {Musk shrew} (Zo[94]l.), a shrew ({Sorex murinus}), found in
            India. It has a powerful odor of musk. Called also
            {sondeli}, and {mondjourou}.
  
      {Musk thistle} (Bot.), a species of thistle ({Carduus
            nutans}), having fine large flowers, and leaves smelling
            strongly of musk.
  
      {Musk tortoise}, {Musk turtle} (Zo[94]l.), a small American
            fresh-water tortoise ({Armochelys, [or] Ozotheca,
            odorata}), which has a distinct odor of musk; -- called
            also {stinkpot}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stinkpot \Stink"pot`\, n.
      1. An earthen jar charged with powder, grenades, and other
            materials of an offensive and suffocating smell, --
            sometimes used in boarding an enemy's vessel.
  
      2. A vessel in which disinfectants are burned.
  
      3. (Zo[94]l.) The musk turtle, or musk tortoise. See under
            {Musk}.
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