noun (infl, en, noun)
Etymology: New Latin abelmoschus, from Arabic abu-l-misk father of musk, i. e. producing musk. See Musk
- (botany) 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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