moschatel

noun
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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“Moschatel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moschatel. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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