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ABELMOSK

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. Origin: NL. Abelmoschus, fr. Ar. Abu-l-misk father of musk, i.e, producing musk. See Musk. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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