A compound word functioning as an adjective whose last element is in origin a noun. For example, in the phrase high-fiber diet , the compound high-fiber is a bahuvrihi modifying diet that ends in the noun fiber.
Origin of bahuvrihi
- Sanskrit bahuvrīhiḥ having much rice (an example of the type) bahu- much vrīhiḥ rice
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition