musk mallow
Abelmosk A"bel*mosk`, n. [NL. abelmoschus, fr. Ar. abu-l-misk father of musk, i. e., producing musk. See {Musk}. (or Ar. [.h]abb-al-mosk, musk seed --RHUD 1.3] (Bot.) An evergreen shrub ({Abelmoschus moschatus} -- formerly {Hibiscus 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}. The seeds produce {ambrette-seed oil}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • Musk mallow — Musk Musk (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See {Mouse}, and cd. {Abelmosk}, {Muscadel}, {Muscovy duck}, {Nutmeg}.] 1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musk mallow — or musk mallow may refer the following plants from the Malvaceae family: Abelmoschus moschatus, native to India Malva alcea, native to southern and eastern Europe and southwestern Asia, also known as the Greater Musk mallow Malva moschata, native …   Wikipedia

  • musk-mallow — muskˈ mallow noun A species of mallow with a faint odour of musk • • • Main Entry: ↑musk …   Useful english dictionary

  • musk mallow — 1. Also called musk rose. a European mallow, Malva moschata, introduced into North America, having musk scented white or lavender flowers. 2. abelmosk. [1775 85] * * * ▪ plant also called  abelmosk         (species Hibiscus moschatus, H.… …   Universalium

  • musk-mallow — muskusinė ybiškė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Abelmoschus moschatus), naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Abelmoschus moschatus; Hibiscus abelmoschus angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • musk mallow — kvapioji dedešva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Malva moschata), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Malva moschata angl. musk mallow šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2013 m.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • musk mallow — noun 1. bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus • Syn: ↑abelmosk, ↑Abelmoschus moschatus, ↑Hibiscus moschatus • Hypernyms: ↑mallow • Member Holonyms: ↑Abelmoschus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • greater musk mallow — aukštoji dedešva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Malva alcea), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Malva alcea angl. greater musk mallow; hairy stalked mallow; vervain mallow vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Musk — (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See {Mouse}, and cd. {Abelmosk}, {Muscadel}, {Muscovy duck}, {Nutmeg}.] 1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the consistency of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musk beaver — Musk Musk (m[u^]sk), n. [F. musc, L. muscus, Per. musk, fr. Skr. mushka testicle, orig., a little mouse. See {Mouse}, and cd. {Abelmosk}, {Muscadel}, {Muscovy duck}, {Nutmeg}.] 1. A substance of a reddish brown color, and when fresh of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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