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Meaning of CUBEB

Pronunciation:  'kyoobeb

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a cigarette containing cubeb
  2. [n]  tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits
  3. [n]  spicy fruit of the cubeb vine; when dried and crushed is used medicinally or in perfumery and sometimes smoked in cigarettes
 

CUBEB is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cubeb cigarette, cubeb vine, Java pepper, Piper cubeba
 
 See Also: butt, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, cubeb, cubeb, cubeb cigarette, fag, fruit, genus Piper, pepper vine, Piper, true pepper

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cu"beb\ (k?"b?b), n. [F. cub?be (cf. It. cubebe, Pr.,
Sp., Pg., & NL. cubeba), fr. Ar. kab?bat.]
The small, spicy berry of a species of pepper ({Piper
Cubeba}; in med., {Cubeba officinalis}), native in Java and
Borneo, but now cultivated in various tropical countries. The
dried unripe fruit is much used in medicine as a stimulant
and purgative.

 

 

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