moschatel

[mos-kuh-tel, mos-kuh-tel]

Origin of moschatel

1725–35; < French moscatelle < Italian moscatella, equivalent to moscat(o) musk + -ella -elle; -h- from botanical name
Also called musk root, musk·root [muhsk-root, -roo t] /ˈmʌskˌrut, -ˌrʊt/.
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moschatel

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 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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