abelmosk

abelmosk

[ey-buhl-mosk]
noun
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:
1765–75; < Neo-Latin abelmoschus < Arabic ḥabb al-musk musk seed, equivalent to ḥabb seed + al the + musk (< Persian; see musk)

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abelmosk (ˈeɪbəlˌmɒsk)
 
n
Also called: musk mallow 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
 
[New Latin, from Arabic abu'l misk father of musk]

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