mos·​cha·​tel | \ ¦mäskə¦tel\
plural -s

Definition of moschatel

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

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History and Etymology for 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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