[ mos-kuh-tel, mos-kuh-tel ]
/ ˌmɒs kəˈtɛl, ˈmɒs kəˌtɛl /
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a small plant, Adoxa moschatellina, having greenish or yellowish flowers with a musky odor.
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Also called musk root, musk·root [muhsk-root, -root] /ˈmʌskˌrut, -ˌrʊt/ .
Origin of moschatel
1725–35; <French moscatelle<Italian moscatella, equivalent to moscat(o) musk + -ella-elle; -h- from botanical name
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Moschatel, mos′ka-tel, n. a plant with pale-green flowers and a musky smell.
British Dictionary definitions for moschatel
/ (ˌmɒskəˈtɛl) /
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 AdoxaceaeAlso called: townhall clock, five-faced bishop
Word Origin for moschatel
C18: via French from Italian moscatella, diminutive of moscato musk
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