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abelmosk

[ey-buh l-mosk] /ˈeɪ bəlˌmɒsk/
noun
1.
a tropical plant, Abelmoschus moschatus, of the mallow family, cultivated for its musky seeds, which yield ambrette-seed oil.
Also called ambrette, musk mallow.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < Neo-Latin abelmoschus < Arabic ḥabb al-musk musk seed, equivalent to ḥabb seed + al the + musk (< Persian; see musk)
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British Dictionary definitions for abelmosk

abelmosk

/ˈeɪbəlˌmɒsk/
noun
1.
a tropical bushy malvaceous plant, Hibiscus abelmoschus, cultivated for its yellow-and-crimson flowers and for its musk-scented seeds, which yield an oil used in perfumery Also called musk mallow
Word Origin
New Latin, from Arabic abu'l misk father of musk
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