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(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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|Noun||1.||abelmosk - 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
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