abelmosk


abelmosk
noun
bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus
Hypernyms: ↑mallow
Member Holonyms: ↑Abelmoschus, ↑genus Abelmoschus

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/ay"beuhl mosk'/, n.
a tropical plant, Abelmoschus moschatus, of the mallow family, cultivated for its musky seeds, which yield ambrette-seed oil. Also called musk mallow.
[1765-75; NL abelmoschus < Ar habb al-musk musk seed, equiv. to habb seed + al the + musk ( Pers; see MUSK)]

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Abelmosk
(ˈeɪb(ə)lmɒsk)
[ad. mod.L. abelmoschus, ad. Arab. abu'l-misk father, i.e. source, of musk.]
A genus of plants of the family Malvaceae, of which one species (A. esculentus) is cultivated in the south of France for its pods.

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  • Abelmosk — A bel*mosk , n. [NL. abelmoschus, fr. Ar. abu l misk father of musk, i. e., producing musk. See {Musk}. (or Ar. [.h]abb al mosk, musk seed RHUD 1.3] (Bot.) An evergreen shrub ({Abelmoschus moschatus} formerly {Hibiscus moschatus}), of the East… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abelmosk — /ay beuhl mosk /, n. a tropical plant, Abelmoschus moschatus, of the mallow family, cultivated for its musky seeds, which yield ambrette seed oil. Also called musk mallow. [1765 75; < NL abelmoschus < Ar habb al musk musk seed, equiv. to habb… …   Universalium

  • abelmosk — noun An evergreen shrub (Hibiscus formerly Abelmoschus 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 …   Wiktionary

  • abelmosk — É™ bɪːlməʊsk n. evergreen shrub of tropical Asia cultivated for its seeds which are used for flavoring in coffee and in perfume …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abelmosk — abel·mosk …   English syllables

  • abelmosk — /ˈeɪbəlmɒsk/ (say aybuhlmosk) noun a plant, Abelmoschus moschatus, of warm countries, cultivated for its musky seed, which is used in perfumery, etc. {New Latin Abelmoschus, from Arabic habb el mosk grain of musk} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Abelmoschus moschatus — Abelmosk A bel*mosk , n. [NL. abelmoschus, fr. Ar. abu l misk father of musk, i. e., producing musk. See {Musk}. (or Ar. [.h]abb al mosk, musk seed RHUD 1.3] (Bot.) An evergreen shrub ({Abelmoschus moschatus} formerly {Hibiscus moschatus}), of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambrette-seed oil — Abelmosk A bel*mosk , n. [NL. abelmoschus, fr. Ar. abu l misk father of musk, i. e., producing musk. See {Musk}. (or Ar. [.h]abb al mosk, musk seed RHUD 1.3] (Bot.) An evergreen shrub ({Abelmoschus moschatus} formerly {Hibiscus moschatus}), of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musk mallow — Abelmosk A bel*mosk , n. [NL. abelmoschus, fr. Ar. abu l misk father of musk, i. e., producing musk. See {Musk}. (or Ar. [.h]abb al mosk, musk seed RHUD 1.3] (Bot.) An evergreen shrub ({Abelmoschus moschatus} formerly {Hibiscus moschatus}), of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armochelys odorata — Musk Musk (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See {Mouse}, and cd. {Abelmosk}, {Muscadel}, {Muscovy duck}, {Nutmeg}.] 1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English