from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A generic name formerly applied to some species of plants now referred to Hibiscus, including A. moschatus or H. Abelmoschus, the abelmosk or muskmallow of India and Egypt, producing the muskseed used in perfumes, and A. or H. esculentus, the okra. See Hibiscus.
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- n. genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers
From New Latin, from Arabic أبو المسك (abu-l-misk, "father of musk"). (Wiktionary)