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abelmosk


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abelmosk  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abelmosk 
  n  :  bushy  herb  of  tropical  Asia  grown  for  its  yellow  or  pink  to 
  scarlet  hibiscuslike  blooms  [syn:  {musk  mallow},  {Abelmoschus 
  moschatus},  {Hibiscus  moschatus}] 




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