Moschatel
Moschatel \Mos"cha*tel`\, n. [Gr. ? musk: cf. F. moscatelline. See {Muscadel}, {Musk}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Adoxa} ({Adoxa moschatellina}), the flowers of which are pale green, and have a faint musky smell. It is found in woods in all parts of Europe, and is called also {hollow root} and {musk crowfoot}. --Loudon. [1913 Webster]

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  • moschatel — /mos keuh tel , mos keuh tel /, n. a small plant, Adoxa moschatellina, having greenish or yellowish flowers with a musky odor. [1725 35; < F moscatelle < It moscatella, equiv. to moscat(o) musk + ella ELLE; h from botanical name] * * * …   Universalium

  • moschatel — noun Adoxa moschatellina, plant of the genus Adoxa …   Wiktionary

  • moschatel — mÉ‘s kÉ™ tel / mÉ’s n. type of flowering herb found in Eurasia and North America (also known as muskroot) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moschatel — [ˌmɒskə tɛl] noun a small plant with pale green musk scented flowers which grow at right angles to each other, forming five sides of a cube. [Adoxa moschatellina.] Origin C18: from Fr. moscatelle, from Ital. moscatella, from moscato musk …   English new terms dictionary

  • moschatel — mos·cha·tel …   English syllables

  • moschatel — n. a small plant, Adoxa moschatellina, with pale green flowers and a musky smell. Etymology: F moscatelle f. It. moscatella f. moscato musk …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moschatel Press — is a small press publisher producing artist s books and poetry collections.[1] It was founded in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, in 1973, by the artist Laurie Clark and the Scottish poet Thomas A. Clark and is currently based in Pittenweem, Fife; it …   Wikipedia

  • Adoxa — Moschatel Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Adoxa moschatellina — Moschatel Mos cha*tel , n. [Gr. ? musk: cf. F. moscatelline. See {Muscadel}, {Musk}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Adoxa} ({Adoxa moschatellina}), the flowers of which are pale green, and have a faint musky smell. It is found in woods in all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hollow root — Moschatel Mos cha*tel , n. [Gr. ? musk: cf. F. moscatelline. See {Muscadel}, {Musk}.] (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Adoxa} ({Adoxa moschatellina}), the flowers of which are pale green, and have a faint musky smell. It is found in woods in all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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