abelmosk

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From New Latin abelmoschus, from Arabic أبو المسك (abu'l-misk, father of musk), or حب المسك (ḥabb-el-musk, grain of musk), from حب (ḥabb, grain) + مسك (musk), from Persian مشک (mošk).

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abelmosk (plural abelmosks)

  1. An evergreen shrub, Abelmoschus moschatus of the East and West Indies and Northern Africa, whose musky seeds are used in perfumery and to flavor coffee; - the musk mallow.

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