pl. -·quash·es or -·quash·
- any of a genus (Ondatra) of muskrats of N North America having rudderlike tails that are flat from top to bottom
- Chiefly Brit. the fur of the muskrat
Origin of musquash; from Amerindian (Algonquian), akin to Abenaki muskwessu, literally , it is red
Origin of musquashPerhaps of Massachusett origin; akin to Western Abenaki mòskwas.