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Meaning of ABELMOSK

Pronunciation:  'eybul`mâsk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus
 

ABELMOSK is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus moschatus, musk mallow
 
 See Also: Abelmoschus, genus Abelmoschus, mallow

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A"bel*mosk`\, n. [NL. abelmoschus, fr. Ar. abu-l-misk
father of musk, i. e., producing musk. See {Musk}.] (Bot.)
An evergreen shrub ({Hibiscus} -- formerly {Abelmoschus --
moschatus}), of the East and West Indies and Northern Africa,
whose musky seeds are used in perfumery and to flavor coffee;
-- sometimes called {musk mallow}.

 

 

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