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Moschatel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Moschatel (Bot) A plant of the genus Adoxa Adoxa moschatellina), the flowers of which are pale green, and have a faint musky smell. It is found in woods in all parts of Europe, and is called also hollow root and musk crowfoot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n moschatel See Adoxa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Moschatel mos′ka-tel a plant with pale-green flowers and a musky smell.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. musk: cf. F. moscatelline,. See Muscadel Musk
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. moscatelline—Low L. moschatellinamuscus, musk.

Usage

In literature:

Mamma, I know, is very fond of the pretty little moschatell.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
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