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Abelmoschus -- moschatusAbelmosk A"bel*mosk`, n. [NL. abelmoschus, fr. Ar. abu-l-misk
father of musk, i. e., producing musk. See Musk.] (Bot.)
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. Abelmoschus or Hibiscus esculentusOkra O"kra, n. (Bot.)
An annual plant (Abelmoschus, or Hibiscus, esculentus),
whose green pods, abounding in nutritious mucilage, are much
used for soups, stews, or pickles; gumbo. [Written also
ocra and ochra.] Hibiscus abelmoschusAmber seed Am"ber seed`
Seed of the Hibiscus abelmoschus, somewhat resembling
millet, brought from Egypt and the West Indies, and having a
flavor like that of musk; musk seed. --Chambers.
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