[ ey-buhl-mosk ]
/ ˈeɪ bəlˌmɒsk /
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a tropical plant, Abelmoschus moschatus, of the mallow family, cultivated for its musky seeds, which yield ambrette-seed oil.
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Origin of abelmosk
1765–75; <New 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
/ (ˈeɪbəlˌmɒsk) /
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 perfumeryAlso called: musk mallow
Word Origin for abelmosk
New Latin, from Arabic abu'l misk father of musk
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