Definition of abelmosk
: 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: 1719See Words from the same year
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