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musk mallow

noun
1.
Also called musk rose. a European mallow, Malva moschata, introduced into North America, having musk-scented white or lavender flowers.
2.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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British Dictionary definitions for musk-mallow

musk mallow

noun
1.
a malvaceous plant, Malva moschata, of Europe and N Africa, with purple-spotted stems, pink flowers, and a faint scent of musk
2.
another name for abelmosk
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Encyclopedia Article for musk-mallow

musk mallow

(species Hibiscus moschatus, H. abelmoschus, or Abelmoschus moschatus), annual or biennial plant of the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), native to India. It grows 0.6-1.8 metres (2-6 feet) tall and bears large yellow flowers with red centres. The plant is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes. The plant also yields a fibre used locally for clarifying sugar.

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