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moschatel

[mos-kuh-tel, mos-kuh-tel] /ˌmɒs kəˈtɛl, ˈmɒs kəˌtɛl/
noun
1.
a small plant, Adoxa moschatellina, having greenish or yellowish flowers with a musky odor.
Also called musk root, muskroot [muhsk-root, -roo t] /ˈmʌskˌrut, -ˌrʊt/ (Show IPA).
Origin of moschatel
1725-1735
1725-35; < French moscatelle < Italian moscatella, equivalent to moscat(o) musk + -ella -elle; -h- from botanical name
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moschatel

/ˌmɒskəˈtɛl/
noun
1.
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 Also called townhall clock, five-faced bishop
Word Origin
C18: via French from Italian moscatella, diminutive of moscatomusk
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