Definition of moschatel
: 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) — more at musk
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