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 for Abelmosk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 East and West Indies and
     Northern Africa, whose musky seeds are used in perfumery and
     to flavor coffee; -- sometimes called musk mallow. The
     seeds produce ambrette-seed oil.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  abelmosk
      n 1: bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to
           scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus [syn: abelmosk,
           musk mallow, Abelmoschus moschatus, Hibiscus
           moschatus]

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