cubeb

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cubeb \Cu"beb\ (k[=u]"b[e^]b), noun [F. cub['e]be (cf. It. cubebe, Pr., Sp., Pg., & NL. cubeba), fr. Ar. kab[=a]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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cubeb

noun

1: spicy fruit of the cubeb vine; when dried and crushed is used medicinally or in perfumery and sometimes smoked in cigarettes

2: tropical southeast Asian shrubby vine bearing spicy berrylike fruits [syn: {cubeb}, {cubeb vine}, {Java pepper}, {Piper cubeba}]

3: a cigarette containing cubeb [syn: {cubeb}, {cubeb cigarette}]


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