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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-buh l-mosk]
    • /ˈeɪ bəlˌmɒsk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-buh l-mosk]
    • /ˈeɪ bəlˌmɒsk/

Definitions of abelmosk word

  • noun abelmosk a tropical bushy malvaceous plant, Hibiscus abelmoschus, cultivated for its yellow-and-crimson flowers and for its musk-scented seeds, which yield an oil used in perfumery 3
  • noun abelmosk a tropical plant, Abelmoschus moschatus, of the mallow family, cultivated for its musky seeds, which yield ambrette-seed oil. 1
  • noun abelmosk An evergreen shrub, Abelmoschus moschatus of the East and West Indies and Northern Africa, whose musky seeds are used in perfumery and to flavor coffee; - the musk mallow. 1

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Origin of abelmosk

First appearance:

before 1765
One of the 46% newest English words
1765-75; < New Latin abelmoschus < Arabic ḥabb al-musk musk seed, equivalent to ḥabb seed + al the + musk (< Persian; see musk)

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abelmosk popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for abelmosk

noun abelmosk

  • musk mallow — Also called musk rose. a European mallow, Malva moschata, introduced into North America, having musk-scented white or lavender flowers.

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