moschatel

noun mos·cha·tel \¦mäskə¦tel\

Definition of moschatel

plural

-s

  1. :  a small herb (Adoxa moschatellina) of the north temperate zone with greenish white musk-scented flowers

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Origin and Etymology of moschatel

modification (influenced by New Latin moschatellina —specific epithet of Adoxa moschatellina —from French moscatelle or Italian moscatella + New Latin -ina) of French moscatelle, from Italian moscatella, from moscato musk (from Late Latin muscus musk + Italian -ato, from Latin -atus -ate) + -ella (diminutive suffix)


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