abelmosk


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abelmosk

(ˈeɪbəlˌmɒsk)
n
(Plants) a tropical bushy malvaceous plant, Hibiscus abelmoschus, cultivated for its yellow-and-crimson flowers and for its musk-scented seeds, which yield an oil used in perfumery. Also called: musk mallow
[New Latin, from Arabic abu'l misk father of musk]
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Noun1.abelmosk - bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscusabelmosk - bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus
mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
Abelmoschus, genus Abelmoschus - genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers
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