moschatel


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moschatel

(ˌmɒskəˈtɛl)
n
(Plants) a small N temperate plant, Adoxa moschatellina, with greenish-white musk-scented flowers on top of the stem, arranged as four pointing sideways at right angles to each other and one facing upwards: family Adoxaceae. Also called: townhall clock or five-faced bishop
[C18: via French from Italian moscatella, diminutive of moscato musk]
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ADOXACEAE (Moschatel Family) Sambucus canadensis L.--CW, SW; MWL; Infrequent; C = 2; BSUH 20035.
And their excellent small presses: Wild Hawthorne, Moschatel, Tarasque, Coracle.