moschatel

moschatel

[mos-kuh-tel, mos-kuh-tel]
noun
a small plant, Adoxa moschatellina, having greenish or yellowish flowers with a musky odor.
Also called muskroot.


Origin:
1725–35; < French moscatelle < Italian moscatella, equivalent to moscat(o) musk + -ella -elle; -h- from botanical name

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moschatel (ˌmɒskəˈtɛl)
 
n
townhall clock, Also called: five-faced bishop a small N temperate plant, Adoxa moschatellina, with greenish-white musk-scented flowers on top of the stem, arranged as four pointing sideways at right angles to each other and one facing upwards: family Adoxaceae
 
[C18: via French from Italian moscatella, diminutive of moscatomusk]

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