musk mallow


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]

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plant
also called  abelmosk  

      (species Hibiscus moschatus, H. abelmoschus, or Abelmoschus moschatus), annual or biennial plant of the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), native to India. It grows 0.6–1.8 metres (2–6 feet) tall and bears large yellow flowers with red centres. The plant is cultivated for its seeds, which are used in perfumes. The plant also yields a fibre used locally for clarifying sugar.

      Musk mallow also refers to Malva moschata, a perennial European plant with pink or white flowers, deeply cut upper leaves, and kidney-shaped basal leaves. It has hairy black fruits.

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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 — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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

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