from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common plant, Malva moschata. See mallow.
- n. A plant of the old genus Abelmoschus, the abelmosk.
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It had smelled of other things as well: Galan’s sweat, horses, snow, mud, icy bog water, and the queenmother’s heavy perfume of muskmallow and lily.