from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A plant of the former genus Abelmoschus. Also spelled
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- noun (Bot.) An evergreen shrub (
Abelmoschus moschatus-- formerly Hibiscus moschatus), of the East and West Indies and Northern Africa, whose musky seeds are used in perfumery and to flavor coffee; -- sometimes called musk mallow. The seeds produce ambrette-seed oil.
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- noun botany An
evergreenshrub, Abelmoschus moschatus of the East and West Indies and Northern Africa, whose muskyseeds are used in perfumeryand to flavor coffee; -- sometimes called musk mallow.
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- noun bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus
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From New Latin abelmoschus, from Arabic أبو المسك (abu'l-misk, "father of musk"), or حب المسك (ḥabb-el-musk, "grain of musk"), from حب (ḥabb, "grain") + مسك (musk), from Persian مشک (mošk).
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