a tropical plant, Abelmoschus moschatus, of the mallow family, cultivated for its musky seeds, which yield ambrette-seed oil.
a tropical bushy malvaceous plant, Hibiscus abelmoschus, cultivated for its yellow-and-crimson flowers and for its musk-scented seeds, which yield an oil used in perfumery Also called musk mallow
noun Philip. 1913–2004, US physical chemist. He created (with Edwin McMillan) the first transuranic element, neptunium (1940)
abem American Board of Emergency Medicine
a member of a grouping of American Indian peoples of southern Quebec and Maine, earlier also of New Hampshire, Vermont, and northern Massachusetts. any of the Eastern Algonquian languages of the Abenaki peoples. Historical Examples On the banks of this erratic stream lived an Abenaki tribe called the Sokokis. A Half Century of Conflict – […]
abend jargon /o’bend/, /*-bend’/ ABnormal END. Abnormal termination (of software); crash; lossage. Derives from an error message on the IBM 360; used jokingly by hackers but seriously mainly by code grinders. Usually capitalised, but may appear as “abend”. Hackers will try to persuade you that ABEND is called “abend” because it is what system operators […]