From New Latin abelmoschus, from Arabic Ø£Ø¨Ùˆ Ø§Ù„Ù…Ø³Ùƒ (abu'l-misk, “father of musk"), or ØØ¨ Ø§Ù„Ù…Ø³Ùƒ (á¸¥abb-el-musk, “grain of musk"), from ØØ¨ (á¸¥abb, “grain") + Ù…Ø³Ùƒ (musk), from Persian Ù…Ø´Ú© (moÅ¡k).
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