abelmosk

noun abel·mosk \ˈābəlˌmäsk\
variants: less commonly

abelmusk

\-ˌməsk\

Definition of abelmosk

plural

-s

  1. :  a bushy herb (Abelmoschus moschatus synonym Hibiscus moschatus) of tropical Asia often cultivated for its showy, usually creamy yellow flowers with deep purple centers and musky-scented seeds — see ambrette 2b

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Origin and Etymology of abelmosk

borrowed from New Latin abelmosch, borrowed from Arabic ḥabb al misk, literally, “seeds of the musk”


First Known Use: 1719


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