abelmosk definition

  • noun:
    • A hairy yearly or biennial plant (Abelmoschus moschatus) native to exotic Asia and achieving yellow plants with crimson centers. Its developed for its seed. Also referred to as ambrette, musk mallow.
    • An evergreen shrub, Abelmoschus moschatus of East and West Indies and Northern Africa, whoever musky seeds are employed in perfumery and taste coffee; -- occasionally known as musk mallow.
    • An evergreen shrub (Abelmoschus moschatus -- formerly Hibiscus moschatus), of East and western Indies and Northern Africa, whose musky seeds are employed in perfumery also to taste coffee; -- sometimes known as musk mallow. The seeds create ambrette-seed oil.
    • A plant of this previous genus Abelmoschus. Also spelled abelmusk.
    • bushy herb of tropical Asia grown because of its yellowish or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus

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