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abelmosk

[ ey-buhl-mosk ]
/ ˈeɪ bəlˌmɒsk /
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noun

a tropical plant, Abelmoschus moschatus, of the mallow family, cultivated for its musky seeds, which yield ambrette-seed oil.

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Also called ambrette, musk mallow.

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

abelmosk
/ (ˈeɪbəlˌmɒsk) /

noun

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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